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Cousins! It’s been a long time coming and most definitely overdue; either way we are pleased to announce that legendary actress Angela Bassett is set to receive an honorary Oscar award at this year’s Governors Awards!
The big news was announced early Monday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Angela will join fellow actors Mel Gibson and Carol Littleton as recipients reports NBC News.
The Honorary Award is noted as being a celebrated recognition of lifetime achievement and contributions in the genre of motion pictures, science, and outstanding service to the academy.
Earlier this year millions of fans were left frustrated as Angela was left snubbed for her second Oscar award nomination in her career for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as a supporting actress. Despite making history as the first actor from a Marvel studio film and the first woman from a superhero movie to receive a nomination, she ultimately lost to Jamie Lee Curtis.
While appearing at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival Angela was asked by a fan if the love and support she continuously receives from the Black community is more fulfilling than any Academy award at this point in her career. She replied by saying it was more than enough and that she is of service to the Black community as they are like family.
Angela received her very first Oscar nomination for best actress for her epic portrayal of the late Tina Turner in “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” (1993). The film recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.
“Across her decades-long career, Angela Bassett has continued to deliver transcendent performances that set new standards in acting,” said Academy President Janet Yang.
Angela’s most notable bodies of work range from the 90s well through the 2000s in over fifty films. Her credits range from “Boyz N the Hood” (1991), “Malcolm X” (1992), “Waiting To Exhale” ( 1995), “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” (1998), “Notorious” ( 2009 ), “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” (2018), “Black Panther” ( 2018), “Soul” (2020), “Black Panther Wakanda Forever ( 2022) and many more.
Angela amongst fellow recipients will be presented at the 14th annual ceremony on Nov. 18 in Los Angeles.