Angela Bassett lands Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever'
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's "Queen" Angela Bassett bagged a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. The actress portrayed Ramonda, The Sovereign Queen Mother of Wakanda, who is grieving the death of her son T'Challa in the last movie of Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4.
When the movie premiered, Bassett explained that Ramonda would be trying to balance leading her people, being a mother to Shuri and keeping threats to Wakanda "at bay," all while grieving the death of T'Challa, who was played by the late Chadwick Boseman, which was "a lot for her to handle." While Bassett was initially unhappy with Ramonda being killed off in the film, director Ryan Coogler reassured her that death was not necessarily permanent in the MCU, and she felt that it was possible for her character to return in the future, similar to 'Avengers: Endgame'.
Bassett just made history at the Golden Globes for being the first actor to win an award for a MArvel movie. She looked ravishing in a sparkling halter gown with her hair styled in a glamourous bob. Bassett looked every bit a queen as she accepted her award. This also marks the first time a Marvel role earned its star a Golden Globes nomination at all.
“Weeping may come in the evening but joy comes in the morning,” Bassett said in her acceptance speech, in honor of Boseman, who died of colon cancer in 2020. “We embarked on this journey together with love. We mourned, we loved, we healed, and we were surrounded each and every day by the light and the spirit of Chadwick Boseman. And we have joy in knowing, with this historic Black Panther series, [that it] is a part of his legacy that he helped to lead us to. We showed the world what Black unity, leadership, and love looks like beyond, behind, and in front of the camera,” she said.
After T'Challa's death, his on-screen sister, Letitia Wright's Shuri became the new monarch of Wakanda. The sequel received generally positive reviews from critics and has grossed over $831M worldwide, becoming the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2022.