Angela Bassett’s Black Panther 2 Oscar Nomination Is the First for the MCU

Angela Bassett in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s Angela Bassett makes MCU history as the first actor to be nominated for a major acting award at the Academy Awards.

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Angela Bassett has earned her second career Academy Award nomination for her performance in the 2022 Marvel Cinematic Universe film, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The nominations for the 95th Academy Awards were announced on Jan. 24 by actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams, with Bassett receiving a Best Actress in a Supporting Role nomination for her reprisal of Ramonda, the Sovereign Queen Mother of Wakanda, in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She will be competing against Hong Chou (The Whale), Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything Everywhere All at Once) and Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once) in the category. Bassett previously received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her performance in 1993’s What’s Love Got to Do with It.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will debut on Disney+ on Feb. 1, ahead of its home video release on Feb. 7.

Source: Oscars


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