Will the Golden Globe loudly requested by the community and won for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever be the door to the Oscar for the Strange Days actress?
“With this award we made history” he said Angela Bassettbefore dedicating the Golden Globes won to all Marvel fans. Undisputed favorite in her category for Best Supporting Female Performance, Regina Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever really convinced and amazed everyone. Well yes, for Marvel it is a historic first time: in fact, no actor had ever been awarded such an acknowledgment. For the star it is the second Golden Globe – the first recognition dates back to 1994 for Tina – What’s Love Got to Do With It– and the second win for the role of Queen Ramonda – in 2018 she won the SAG Award together with the cast of Black Panther. Let’s try to retrace the career and the best-known titles of the American actress, director and dubber together.
Bassett has had a passion for entertainment since she was very young but decides to dedicate her life to the stage when, during a school trip to the Kennedy Center in Washington, she attends a production of “Of Mice and Men” (men and mice, novel by John Steinbeck), being struck by the performance of James Earl Jones. So, during her high school years, she decides to join the drama club. She is a model student, after her diploma, she attends Yale University, where she graduated in 1980 in African American Studies, and later obtained a Master of Fine Arts at the same institute. Her first jobs see her engaged as a receptionist for a beauty salon and as a photojournalist, but she still keeps her dream of a future in acting in her drawer, so she starts looking for a place in New York theaters. In 1985 her first theatrical performances arrive, but also her first appearances on the small screen with the TV series Spenser, The Robinsons And Doubletake; the following year, however, he also made his cinema debut with F/X – Deadly effect (1986). By now determined to cultivate her dream, the actress moved to Los Angeles in 1988 in search of higher-level engagements.
In 1992 she was cast as Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X by Spike Lee, with which she won an Image Award for Best Supporting Actress. She continues to occasionally participate in various television productions, coming to play Katherine Jackson in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992) on The Jackson 5. In 1995 he was on the big screen four times with: Vampire in Brooklyn along with Eddie Murphy; the dystopian Strange Days, which earned her a Saturn Award, alongside Ralph Fiennes; Women – Waiting to Exhalewhere she is one of the protagonists together with Whitney Houston and, finally, Panther (1995), in which she plays Betty Shabazz again. Protagonist of Welcome to Heaven (1998), an interpretation in which he received critical acclaim. The nineties end with The music of the heart (1999) by Wes Craven, with whom he had already collaborated, and which highlight the great professional chemistry that exists between the African-American actress and Meryl Streep. In 2000 Bassett turned down the lead role in Monster’s Ball – The shadow of life (2001) for the sexual content of the script and the role was entrusted to Halle Berry, who won the Oscar.
Robert De Niro’s partner in The Score (2001) by Frank Oz, the neurologist with alternative therapies ne The last door (2005) and the protagonist in the tv series The coast of the sun (2002). This first part of the new millennium ends with A word for a dream (2006), Only one truth (2008), Notorious (2009) and green Lantern (2011). On TV she is Dr Catherine Banfield in ER – Doctors on the front line (2008), but the series that brings her to the fore in the 2000s is definitely the anthology American Horror Story, entered for the third season in fact, Bassett will play until the sixth, in 2016, winning more than one Emmy Award nomination. In the cinema – apart from comedy Jumping the Broom – Love and other troubles (2011) – in recent years he has held several secondary roles in various action movies, such as One spy is not enough (2012), Attack on Power – Olympus Has Fallen (2013), Whitebird (2014) e Survivor (2015). Back to being directed by Spike Lee in Chi-Raq (2015) and stars in the first superhero film with predominantly African-American actors, Black Panther (2018), in the role of the queen mother Ramonda. In 2015 she also tries her hand at directing with the biopic Whitney, centered on the figure of Whitney Huston and her tormented relationship with Bobby Brown. Three years later she joined the cast of Mission: Impossible – Fallout as Erica Sloane, director of the CIA who sends Henry Cavill on a mission with Tom Cruise. 45 films in total. In a few weeks there will be the Oscars… Will it be the right time to see Queen Ramonda again on stage?