Angela Bassett Wins Second Golden Globe of Her Career 30 Years After Her First / Makes History as First Actor to Win Major Award for a Marvel Film For ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

Posted January 10, 2023

Tuesday night (Jan. 10) the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards aired live on NBC and the biggest and brightest in film and television came out for the kickoff of award season.

Angela Bassett made history when she landed the Golden Globe nomination for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture‘ becoming the first actress in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to land a major award show nomination.

Now, the 64-year-old living legend becomes the first actor/actress ever to win a major individual acting award for a movie based on Marvel Comics.

The award is especially monumental because it serves as Bassett’s second win (and second nomination ever) at the Globes.

She previously took home the award for ‘Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy’ for 1993’s Tina Turner biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”

According to Variety:

Prior to Bassett’s win for “Wakanda Forever,” only four actors, and no women, had even been nominated for a Golden Globe for acting in a superhero movie: Nominees Ryan Reynolds for 2016’s “Deadpool” (actor in musical/comedy) and Jack Nicholson for 1989’s “Batman” (actor in musical/comedy), as well as winners Joaquin Phoenix for 2019’s “Joker” (actor in drama) and Heath Ledger for 2008’s “The Dark Knight” (supporting actor). Phoenix and Ledger, who both played variations on the DC Comics villain the Joker, were the major winners in their respective years across awards season, taking home the SAG Awards and the Oscars as well (Ledger’s wins were posthumous).

This isn’t the first time Bassett has earned a top award for playing Queen Ramonda, however: She was also part of the group of actors from 2018’s “Black Panther” who won best ensemble at the SAG Awards.

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