Actress Angela Bassett made history at the Golden Globe awards, becoming the first actor to win a Golden Globe for a performance in a Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film. The 64-year-old actress was awarded Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her role as Queen Ramonda in the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
In her acceptance speech, Bassett dedicated her award to her Black Panther co-stars and remembered the late Chadwick Boseman, who played the lead role of King T’Challa/Black Panther in the original film. “To my Marvel/Disney family… the cast and the crew… weeping may come in the evening, but joy comes in the morning,” Bassett said. “We embarked on this journey together. We showed the world what Black unity, leadership and love looks like, beyond, behind and in front of the camera.”
The win marks Bassett’s first Golden Globe since her win for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic, What’s Love Got to Do with It. Fans of the MCU took to social media to celebrate Bassett’s historic win, with many praising her for her powerful and moving acceptance speech.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to be released on Disney+ on February 1st. The sequel to the 2018 blockbuster film Black Panther features a new cast of characters and a new villain, Namor the Sub-Mariner, played by Tenoch Huerta. The film also sees the debut of Dominique Thorne as Riri Williams/Ironheart and Letitia Wright as the new Black Panther.