Angela Bassett Wins Golden Globe for ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’
Tonight, an awards show returns after its controversial absence last year. We’re excited to report that Angela Bassett just won the Golden Globe for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever!
A Marvel First
This is especially exciting for Disney fans because it’s the first time an actor has ever won a major individual acting award for a Marvel movie! The 64-year-old actress plays Ramonda, The Sovereign Queen Mother of Wakanda in the film.
This is Bassett’s second win and second nomination at the Golden Globes. Previously, she won best actress in a musical or comedy for the 1993 Tina Turner biopic, What’s Love Got to Do With It.
In her acceptance speech tonight, she stated, “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.”
She added, “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.”
The Golden Globes was not televised last year due to controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. A Los Angeles Times investigation shed light on the absence of Black HFPA members.
In addition, questionable business practices were brought to the surface, causing many to boycott the organization. Afterward, the HFPA made some changes and altered its rules.
This year, the event returns. Hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael, it’s airing live on NBC at 8 PM EST. Simultaneous streaming is also available on Peacock.