Oscar 2023: Angela Bassett becomes the first actress to be nominated for a Marvel movie with her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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Angela Bassett has become the first actress to be nominated for a Marvel movie with her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

On Tuesday the 64-year-old star received a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The historic nod made her the first woman, the first person of color and the first Marvel Studios actor to be nominated for an Oscar for their performance in a comic book adaptation.

Angela Bassett, 64, made history Tuesday as the first Marvel star to be nominated for an Oscar for their role in a Marvel film. She is also the first woman to be nominated for a role in a film based on a comic book

At 64, she is the second oldest black woman to be nominated for an acting Oscar, following Ruby Dee, who was nominated for her role in 2007’s American Gangster at the age of 84.

The 9-1-1 star goes into the competition as the front-runner.

She has already picked up wins for her performance at the Golden Globes and the Critics Choice Awards.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever picked up four other nominations including Best Makeup and Hair, Best Costume Designs, Best Visual Effects, and Best Song for Lift Me Up, co-written and performed by Rihanna.

Angela received a Best Supporting Actress as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

This was Angela’s second Oscar nomination. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It?

The winners will be announced during the star-studded Oscars ceremonies March 12.

More so, she has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, a Screen Actors Guild award and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts award.

In an interview for the November 2022 cover on Variety, the actress shared that she used her grief over the August 2020 death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, to enrich her performance in the action adventure.

During her Golden Globe acceptance speech, Angela honored the late actor, who died of colon cancer again.

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