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Angela Bassett Finally Getting Her Oscar As Academy Announces 2023 Honorary Winners

Angela Bassett will receive honorary Oscar at this year’s Governors Awards, announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Academy President Janet Yang talks about the award,

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.”

“Across her decades-long career, Angela Bassett has continued to deliver transcendent performances that set new standards in acting,"

Known for her work in film and television since the late 1980s, she has received various accolades, including two Golden Globe Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and seven Primetime Emmy Awards. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2008. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2023.

Bassett had her breakthrough portraying singer Tina Turner in the biopic What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), which won her a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She also had starring roles as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X (1992), as the mother of The Notorious B.I.G. in Notorious (2009), and as Amanda Waller in Green Lantern (2011). Her other notable film roles were in Boyz n the Hood (1991), Waiting to Exhale (1995), Vampire in Brooklyn (1995), How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), and London Has Fallen (2016). She also played Queen Ramonda in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022). For the latter, she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Congratulations Angela Basset!

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