Angela Bassett, 64, is the FIRST star to be nominated for an Oscar for a Marvel movie

2023 Oscar nominations: Angela Bassett, 64, is the FIRST actress to be nominated for a Marvel film with her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Angela Bassett has gone where no Marvel character has gone before. On Tuesday, the star received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The historic nod made her the first woman, first person of color, and first actor from Marvel Studios to be nominated for an Oscar for her performance in a comic book adaptation.

At 64, she is the second oldest black woman to be nominated for an acting Oscar, after Ruby Dee, who was nominated for her role in American Gangster in 2007 at the age of 84.

History: Angela Bassett, 64, made history on Tuesday as the first Marvel star to be nominated for an Oscar for her role in a Marvel film.  She is also the first woman to be nominated for a role in a film based on a comic book.

History: Angela Bassett, 64, made history on Tuesday as the first Marvel star to be nominated for an Oscar for her role in a Marvel film. She is also the first woman to be nominated for a role in a film based on a comic book.

The 9-1-1 star enters the competition as a favorite.

She has already picked up wins for her performance at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards.

Additionally, the Yale University graduate was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award.

Best Supporting Actress: Angela received the award for Best Supporting Actress as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Best Supporting Actress: Angela received the award for Best Supporting Actress as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever earned four more nominations, including Best Makeup and Hairstyle, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects and Best Song for Lift Me Up, co-written and performed by Rihanna.

This was Angela’s second Oscar nomination. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It?

In an interview for the November 2022 cover on Variety, the actress shared that she used her grief over the August 2020 death of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, to enrich her performance in the adventure of stock.

First: The historic nod made her the first person of color to be nominated for an Oscar for her performance in a comic book adaptation

First: The historic nod made her the first person of color to be nominated for an Oscar for her performance in a comic book adaptation

Second: This is Angela's second Oscar nomination.  She was nominated in 1994 for her role as Tina Turner in What's Love Got To Do With It?

Second: This is Angela’s second Oscar nomination. She was nominated in 1994 for her role as Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It?

‘Use it. Make it good for something,” she warned. “You live it. Don’t be ashamed of it. It’s part of life.

“The tears you see are indicative of the love I have – or the justice I demand or want or seek or desire.”

During her Golden Globes acceptance speech, Angela paid tribute to the late actor, who died again from colon cancer.

Precursor: Angela enters the competition as a favorite.  She has already picked up wins for her performance at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, SAG and BAFTA.

Precursor: Angela enters the competition as a favorite. She has already picked up wins for her performance at the Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award, SAG and BAFTA.

‘Crying may come in the evening, but joy comes in the morning.’

“We have embarked on this journey with love, we have cried, we have loved, we have healed and we have been surrounded by the light and spirit of Chadwick Boseman every day.”

The winners will be announced at the star-studded Oscar ceremonies on March 12.

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