Angela Bassett is up for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
With this nomination, the 64-year-old star, who plays Queen Ramonda, breaks several records.
The actress first becomes the first actress to be nominated for a role in a Marvel Studios film.
She is also the first woman and of color to be in the running for a feature film adapted from a comic book.
This role obviously means a lot to Angela Bassett, who explained on Instagram that her character is also “a love letter that reflects and recognizes what we women do every day”.
Angela Bassett also thanked the Academy for naming her "among a wonderful group of actresses."
She also took the opportunity to congratulate "her nominated colleagues" for the same film and express her anticipation for "March 12 as we encourage and celebrate with each other".
This is the second time the Academy has selected her.
Angela Bassett was in the running for the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 film
. A trophy won by Holly Hunter for her role in
The Piano Lesson
This year Angela Bassett faces Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu for
Everything Everywhere All At Once
, Kerry Condon for
Les Banshees d'Inisherin
and Hong Chau for
The 95th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 12.
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