Angela Bassett will finally get her well-deserved and long-overdue Oscar.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the incredible actress, whose career spans over 4 decades, will receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards.
Academy President Janet Yang said, “Across her decades-long career, Angela Bassett has continued to deliver transcendent performances that set new standards in acting.”
The Honorary Award is “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or outstanding service to the Academy.”
Angela Bassett received her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress in 1993 for her stunning portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It.
She would receive her second nomination, for Best Supporting Actress, almost 30 years later for her majestic role as Queen Romonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Angela also made history as the first actor from a Marvel Studios film and the first woman from a superhero movie, to receive acting recognition.
In addition to her Oscar-nominated roles, Angela Bassett has starred and slayed countless roles in classic films like Boyz N The Hood, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Soul, Black Panther, Waiting To Exhale, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and TV shows like Fox’s “9-1-1.”
Mel Brooks and Carol Littleton will also receive honorary Oscars at this year’s Governors Awards and Sundance Institute’s Michelle Satter will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards.
The awards will take place on Saturday, November 18, 2023, in Los Angeles.
Congratulations Queen Angela Bassett! You deserve.