Angela Bassett’s monumental win for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture made MCU history.
Angela Bassett accepted her first Golden Globe in 1994 for her role as the iconic musician Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It. On Tuesday, she graced the stage at the Golden Globes once more to accept her award as Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This is a defining moment in MCU history as Bassett became the first actor to earn a Golden Globe nomination and win a Golden Globe for a performance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although the loss of Chadwick Boseman has defined Wakanda Forever, Bassett took time to first express gratitude for this momentous achievement.
“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 for the Hollywood Foreign Press for giving me this honor along with Wakanda Forever. Grateful for my amazing team who every day each, and every one of them work along with me and beside me and on my behalf each and every day. Grateful to my family: Courtney B. Vance, Bronwyn, and Slater, I love you from the depths of my heart. My mother always said, ‘Good things come to those who pray.’ I see the truth in that every day as we welcome each new day as a family.”
The other nominees within the category included Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Dolly De Leon (Triangle of Sadness), and Carey Mulligan (She Said).
Angela Bassett Honors Chadwick Boseman In Her Acceptance Speech
The absence of Black Panther’s shining star Chadwick Boseman in the series’ latest sequel is unmistakable. Marvel made the choice not to recast T’Challa, instead choosing to use Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as a lasting tribute to the late actor. During her heartfelt acceptance speech, Angela Bassett honored her late co-star, mentioning his enduring impact on the Black Panther series.
“Weeping may come in the evening, but joy comes in the morning. We embarked on this journey together with love. We mourned, we loved, we healed. We were surrounded each and every day by the light and spirit of Chadwick Boseman. We have joy in knowing that with this historic Black Panther series, it is a part of his legacy that he helped to lead us to. We showed the world what Black united leadership [looks like] beyond, behind and in front of the camera. To the Marvel fans, thank you for embracing these characters and showing us so much love.”