Angela Bassett makes history for Marvel with Golden Globe win
American actress Angela Bassett has made history for Marvel studios by becoming the first Marvel actor to win a Golden Globe for her role on “Wakanda Forever”. In her acceptance speech, Bassett paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman who died of cancer in 2020.
Bassett received the award on Tuesday night when she won the Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a film for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” She accepted the trophy for her role as Queen Ramonda in the sequel, which was marked by the absence of the late titular star Chadwick Boseman.
In her acceptance speech, Bassett spoke about the loss of Boseman and how the “Wakanda Forever” cast and crew came together.
“We mourned, we loved, we healed and we were surrounded each and every day by the light and the spirit of Chadwick Boseman,” she said.
She added: “We have joy in knowing that with this historic ‘Black Panther’ series, it is part of his legacy he helped lead us to, we showed the world what black unity, leadership and love looks like beyond, behind and in front of the camera.”
She also addressed Marvel fans, thanking them for “embracing these characters and showing us so much love.”
“We just made history with this nomination and with this award. It belongs to all of you and all of us,” she said.
Previously, Bassett was nominated and won a Golden Globe for lead actress in a film, comedy or musical for 1993’s Tina Turner biopic “What’s Love Got to Do with It.”
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