American actress Angela Basset received an Oscar nomination for her role on the second installment of the Marvel film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as Queen Ramonda.
The 64-year-old is nominated alongside Hong Chau from The Whale, Kerry Condon from The Banshees of Inisherin and Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu from Everything Everywhere All at Once.
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ANGELA BASSET THANKFUL FOR OSCAR NOMINATION
The actress took to her Instagram account to share her excitement for the nomination with her fans and said, “I’m thankful to the Academy for including me amongst a wonderful group of actresses. Congratulations to my fellow Wakanda Forever nominees – Ryan Coogler, Ruth E. Carter, Camille Friend, Joel Harlow, Rihanna, Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick”.
“This morning is a little extra special in the Bassett Vance household with news of my Oscar nomination. What has drawn me to each of the women I’ve portrayed throughout my career is their strength, compassion, resilience, and power. Wakanda Forever’s Queen Ramonda is a character that touched my spirit because she is a mother and a leader who must care for her grieving nation as much as she cares for her family in mourning,” she shared.
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“Ramonda is a love letter that reflects and acknowledges what we women do everyday. There was so much to unpack as an actress because it’s brilliant storytelling, alongside a wealth of talent in front of and behind the camera. I’m thankful to the Academy for including me amongst a wonderful group of actresses,” she added.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ nominations announcement took place in front of an audience filled with members of the press at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, in Beverly Hills, California, on Tuesday 24 January.
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