Angela Bassett: Black Panther actress to receive honorary Oscar.

Black Panther star Angela Bassett will receive an honorary Oscar, 30 years after she was first nominated.

The actress was nominated for best actress for playing Tina Turner in 1993’s What’s Love Got to Do with It.

Then this year, she was up for best supporting actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – but looked unimpressed when she lost.

Academy President Janet Yang said she had given “transcendent performances that set new standards in acting”.

Bassett played Queen Ramonda in the Black Panther films, and is also known for her appearances in films like Boyz N the Hood, Malcolm X, Music of the Heart and Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

Also receiving honorary Oscars will be comedy legend Mel Brooks and ET film editor Carol Littleton.


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