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Angela Bassett Made History As First Actress to Win a Major Golden Globe Award for a Marvel Movie


Angela Bassett took home a Golden Globe award for starring as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Last night, she made history as the first actor to win an individual acting award for a Marvel Comics film. Tuesday night became the veteran actress's second win at the Golden Globe Awards. She previously won for her depiction of the singer Tina Turner when she starred alongside Laurence Fishburne in the biopic What's Love Got to Do With It.


Although the Black Panther franchise lost its original star, Chadwick Boseman after he died from cancer in 2020, Wakanda Forever was highly anticipated and grossed $1.382 billion in 2022. The other talent that won individual awards were Steven Spielberg, Zendaya, Guillermo del Toro, Quinta Brunson, Colin Farrell, Tyler James Williams, Jennifer Coolidge, Michelle Yeoh, Julia Garner, Ke Huy Quan, and Austin Butler.


Angela, a two-time Yale graduate who received a master of arts in theater, has had an impressive Hollywood career. The film star has also been nominated for an Oscar Award and several Emmy nominations. She's had several memorable performances, including her role as Betty Shabazz, the wife of slain civil rights activist Malcolm X, alongside Denzel Washington in the Spike Lee film Malcolm X. She also had substantial parts in several productions including, Notorious, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Waiting to Exhale, and the television series 9-1-1.


Way to go, Angela!


Photo Credit: Reuters


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