At the 80th Golden Globes, Marvel Studios won an award in an acting category for the first time thanks to their latest MCU blockbuster.
Marvel Studios has just completed its Phase 4 planning in 2022 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in November and puts one of the highest rated projects in recent memory behind Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett and Danai Gurira. When the film released in early November, Marvel had high hopes Black Panther 2 to find recognition during the 2023 awards season, something the MCU has largely missed over the years.
Black Panther 2 In one sense, it’s already making history with the upcoming awards season and is the first MCU film ever to earn a Golden Globes acting nomination thanks to Angela Bassett’s role as Queen Ramonda in the film.
And now, Bassett continues to set the new standard for the MCU, taking the franchise to a level never before seen in its nearly 15-year existence.
Black Panther 2 hits Golden Globe fortunes
Angela Bassett won the 2023 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This makes Bassett the first actor in MCU history to win a Golden Globe for a performance in a Marvel Studios film.
Bassett was part of the following group of nominees for the award:
- Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)
- Kerry Condon (The Banshees by Inisherin)
- Jamie Lee Curtis (Everything everywhere at once)
- Dolly de Leon (triangle of sadness)
- Carey Mulligan (she said)
This is Bassett’s second Golden Globe, having won the award for Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) in 1993 What does love have to do with it. She also won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast for 2018 Black Panther.
Bassett receives gold for outstanding work with Marvel
Since the beginning of the Multiverse saga, Marvel Studios has finally won awards on a larger scale, with a string of Emmys under its belt WandaVision and What happened if…?. Black Panther 2 also earned five Academy Award nominations after the original film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and eventually won three gold trophies for its efforts.
Bassett’s performance as Ramonda was widely considered one of the highlights of Black Panther 2, as critics heaped praise on the MCU’s 30th film for putting together a truly heartfelt and emotional adventure. Her death was also one of the most poignant moments of the entire run, as Bassett’s heroine sacrificed her life to save Riri Williams from drowning.
Put simply, Bassett poured her heart and soul into this performance, delivering stirring speech after speech in the MCU sequel as Queen Ramonda led her country through a time of mourning and rebuilding. Though the entire cast consistently delivered award-worthy performances, Bassett regularly popped up in talks and reviews thanks to the work she put in during what was likely what was her final MCU entry.
Hopefully this will open the door for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and other similar organizations to take a closer look at performances as fine as Bassett’s in the MCU, especially as the franchise continues to expand to new heights. Marvel has already pushed for some of its biggest stars to be honored at the 2023 Academy Awards, but with Bassett receiving the honor, she should have a great shot at more fame later this year.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will begin streaming on Disney+ on February 1st.