The prestigious Golden Globe Awards just revealed nominee lists for its 80th edition, which will be presented on January 10, 2023, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Angela Bassett garnered a nomination for ‘Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture for her performance in the newly released Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, delighting fans worldwide. The 64-year-old actress’ nomination was nothing short of historic, as she became the first Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) figure to be nominated for a Golden Globe.
Angela Bassett as Ramonda, the Sovereign Queen Mother of Wakanda, who is mourning the murder of her son T’Challa in the popular 2022 sequel to Black Panther (2018). Fans shared their delight on Twitter shortly after the award show’s nominee list was announced, with one fan noting that Bassett earned it.
Netizens applaud Angela Bassett on her Golden Globe nomination.
Angela Bassett, an American actress, has made notable performances in films such as Malcolm X, the Black Panther series, and Notorious, among others, and netizens remarked that this distinction was long overdue. Bassett was universally hailed for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and fans are overjoyed that she has been nominated for a Golden Globe. Several people have noted that her regal portrayal as Ramonda, the Sovereign Queen Mother of Wakanda, was exquisite and graceful and that the cinemas erupted when she appeared on-screen.
Angela Bassett and co-star Letitia Wright (who portrays Shuri / Black Panther) were thought to have salvaged the franchise with their performances. Many people were suspicious of the film before it came out since the late Chadwick Boseman established a precedent in the last film as the superhero Black Panther. Bassett, on the other hand, demolished all naysayers with her spectacular performance, as she has done for decades.
Angela Bassett received a Golden Globe Nomination for “Wakanda Forever”. This is the first time an MCU movie was nominated for an acting performance. 🔥
— Tony Baker (@TonyBakercomedy) December 14, 2022
Angela Bassett (#WakandaForever) joins Elizabeth Olsen (#WandaVision) as the only actresses to ever be nominated at the Golden Globe Awards for playing an MCU character!
Congratulations to Angela and her phenomenal performance as Queen Ramonda! 💜 pic.twitter.com/wMRC0mEQ4v
— Scarlet Witch News (@scarletwnews) December 12, 2022
Angela Bassett is expected to earn an Academy Award nomination after receiving one at the Golden Globes. She was previously nominated in 1993 for her depiction of singer Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It, but supporters are hoping she will win this time. The actress previously received a Golden Globe nomination for ‘Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her performance in What’s Love Got to Do with It.
All About Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, produced by Marvel Studios and released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, is the sequel to Black Panther (2018) and the 30th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It follows the events of the previous film, which featured the late actor Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa.
The movie’s description, according to Marve, is as follows:
“In the aftermath of King T’Challa’s death, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (featuring Florence Kasumba) strive to safeguard their homeland from interfering foreign forces.”
It goes on:
“As the Wakandans attempt to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must come together and build a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda with the assistance of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman.”
Ryan Coogler directed the film, which is based on the Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther. Autumn Durald Arkapaw directed the film, while Ludwig Göransson composed the soundtrack.