Angela Bassett becomes Marvel’s first Oscar-nominated actress

After 15 years and 30 movies, one actor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally received an Oscar nomination.

When the 2023 Oscar nominations were announced on Tuesday, Angela Bassett was among the Best Supporting Actress nominees for her role as Queen Ramonda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

So far, none of Marvel’s many A-listers – including Oscar nominees and winners Robert Downey Jr., Cate Blanchett, the late Chadwick Boseman, Brie Larson and Natalie Portman – have been nominated for their work in an MCU movie.

The highest-profile nomination Marvel received so far was Best Picture for the original “Black Panther” in 2019, which it didn’t win. This film, however, won three technical awards (costume, music and production design).

The Post’s review called “Wakanda Forever” “the best-performing MCU movie of all time.”

This year, Angela Bassett has already won a Golden Globe and received a nomination for the SAG Awards.
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It’s been a successful awards season for Bassett, 64. Earlier this month, she won the Golden Globe Award for Actress in a Motion Picture Drama and received a SAG Award nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role.

In her Globes acceptance speech, the actress paid tribute to Boseman, who died in 2020 of colon cancer.

“We loved and we healed and we were surrounded every day by the light and the spirit of Chadwick Boseman,” she said. “And we have the joy of knowing that with this historic ‘Black Panther’ series, it’s a part of his legacy that he helped lead us.”

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