Hollywood: Angela Bassett creates history for Marvel at Golden Globes
Angela Bassett created history at Golden Globes 2023 by winning this year's best supporting actress in a drama film for her performance as Queen Ramonda in the Marvel sequel ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’. She is the first actor ever to win a major individual acting award for a movie based on Marvel Comics.
In her speech she said, “I got to find my words. I’m so nervous. My heart is just beating. The late Tony Morrison said that your life is already a miracle of chance just waiting for you to order its destiny. But in order for that destiny to manifest, I think that it requires courage to have faith. It requires patience, as we just heard. And it requires a true sense of yourself. It’s not easy because the past is circuitous and it has many unexpected detours, but, by the grace of God, I stand here. I stand here grateful.”
Bassett also acknowledged the death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who died of colon cancer in 2020. Boseman’s death casts a shadow over the plot of “Wakanda Forever.”
Prior to Bassett’s win for “Wakanda Forever,” only four actors, and no women, had even been nominated for a Golden Globe for acting in a superhero movie