Angela Bassett

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As Ariana DeBose said it best, Angela Bassett did the thing! Although Wakanda Forever came out in the fall of 2022, it was early in 2023 that Bassett's performance as Queen Ramonda saw her making Marvel history. Bassett became the first actor to win a Golden Globe for their work in a Marvel Studios project, as well as the first actor to ever be nominated for an Oscar for their work in a Marvel movie. Although Bassett was robbed of her Oscar moment, she still made history with her award season wins and broke barriers for Marvel Studios. Bassett is a powerhouse that deserves to be celebrated, and there is no denying her performance in the Black Panther films will go down as one of the greatest in cinema history.
- Cody Schultz
FanSided Entertainment & Lifestyle Director

Best fan moment of the year

2023 will forever be known as the year that “Angela Bassett did the thing.” The iconic line that took the internet by storm came when Ariana DeBose honored the incredible female nominees in her BAFTA Awards rap, a shoutout to Bassett’s acclaimed performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever which made Marvel history with Bassett becoming the first Marvel actor to win a Golden Globe for their work in a Marvel Studios project and to earn an Oscar nomination for their role.

What we’ll remember about this fandom a decade from now

When fans look back on Angela Bassett’s catalog of work, her work as Queen Ramonda will go down as one of her greatest performances. Bassett commanded attention delivering a nuanced and powerful performance as Wakanda’s Queen.