BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Star Angela Bassett Hotly Tipped To Land First MCU Actor Oscar Nom

BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Star Angela Bassett Hotly Tipped To Land First MCU Actor Oscar Nom BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER Star Angela Bassett Hotly Tipped To Land First MCU Actor Oscar Nom

Though this is obviously just speculation at the moment, Angela Bassett has been hotly tipped to land the first ever Oscar nomination for an MCU actor for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

By MarkCassidy - Nov 04, 2022 10:11 AM EST

Black Panther became the first Marvel Studios movie - and superhero movie full stop, for that matter - to land an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture back in 2019, and Angela Bassett has now been hotly tipped to become the first MCU performer to be nominated for an acting award for her work in the sequel.

Oscar nomination predictions are never a sure-fire bet, or course, but analysts do tend to make at least a few accurate calls, and Variety believes that Bassett's powerful performance as the grieving Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever "will undoubtedly descend upon a wide-open Oscar race for best supporting actress."

Bassett previously received a nod for her blistering portrayal of Tina Turner in 1993's What's Love Got To Do With It? Despite seemingly being in with a good chance of a second nomination, it will likely be "contingent on how strongly Wakanda Forever resonates with Academy members."

As we know, superhero/comic book films generally don't fare so well at the Oscars - though there have been some notable exceptions. Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Actor award for his take on The Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, and Joaquin Phoenix followed-suit for his interpretation of the same character in Todd Phillips' Joker.

In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira), and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena, and Alex Livanalli.

Full reviews are embargoed until November 9th, but critics were allowed to share their social media reactions last Thursday (you'll find mine below).

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Vigor - 11/4/2022, 10:32 AM
Let's clone her, speed up growth of the clone to age 25, and make them sign a 10 picture deal with Marvel to play Storm
MrDandy - 11/4/2022, 10:36 AM
Seems a bit of a premature prediction lol! We haven’t even gotten into the thick of Oscar season yet and the awards are still 4 months out. A lot of performances could come out in that time and voting favor could shift in a big way.

I hope so though! Sounds like she gives a great performance in this one.
Origame - 11/4/2022, 10:42 AM
@MrDandy - honestly I don't see it happening. Only reason black panther got the nomination is because of both the pressure for diversity following that previous award season and their lack of recognition of blockbusters.
Unites - 11/4/2022, 11:06 AM
@Origame - I don't think the competition is that strong this year. And based on the trailer, she really gives a h*ll of a performance. Can't wait to see her on the big screen!
Origame - 11/4/2022, 11:36 AM
@Unites - yeah but Oscar's have always been biased against blockbusters.
PeterDarker121 - 11/4/2022, 10:41 AM
I'da called some BOOLshtt had she been just WARMLY tipped but HOTLY is a whole 'nother story, real talk
OmegaDaGrodd - 11/4/2022, 10:44 AM
Angela Bassett's powers are unlimited

GhostDog - 11/4/2022, 10:49 AM
She's 64...


She has always been a phenomenal actress and has been snubbed a number of times
TyrantBossMedia - 11/4/2022, 11:07 AM
The amazing Angela Bassett was criminally underused in the first Black Panther.

The three most interesting characters in BP were Okoye, Nakia and her. They lent mountains of gravitas to the screen which the film could have used much more of.

All three were severely underused.
IMCOOLURNOT - 11/4/2022, 11:09 AM
That does not look like a woman who is 64 years old. Stunning.
DoubleD - 11/4/2022, 11:09 AM
Doomsday8888 - 11/4/2022, 11:19 AM
She is so f*cking hot....and great.
Radders - 11/4/2022, 11:31 AM
I wonder why that would be
MasterMix - 11/4/2022, 11:40 AM
She should've won for What's Love Got to Do with It. Holly Hunter was good in The Piano, but Bassett fully transformed into Tina Turner.
RitoRevolto - 11/4/2022, 12:39 PM
As she should. Pay tribute to Queen Bassett!
Waifuslayer - 11/4/2022, 2:51 PM
Keep dreaming MCUcks 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Quinn - 11/5/2022, 3:32 AM
Hilarious
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