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May 25, 2023 Leave a Reply Press

Angela Bassett bid an emotional farewell Wednesday to music icon Tina Turner, who helped the actor land her first Oscar nomination in 1994. Hours after news broke that Turner had died after a long illness at age 83, Bassett paid tribute on social media to the “Proud Mary” and “It’s Only Love” hitmaker. “How do we say […]

Iconic actress Angela Bassett says awards don’t define an actor’s success and talent. Bassett, 64, was nominated for her second Oscar this year as best supporting actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The Oscar ultimately went to Jamie Lee Curtis who appeared in Everything Everywhere All at Once, a move that many say snubbed Bassett of a […]

April 13, 2023 Leave a Reply Interviews, Press

Someone’s going to play me in What’s Love Got to Do With It? I was a little bit skeptical when work began on the 1993 film. First of all, who are they going to find to sing, dance, and act like me? Then, I looked up, saw Angela, and immediately started to smile. Angela, the […]

Screencaptures > 2023 > Angela Bassett On This Year’s Academy Awards | CBS  Events & Appearances > 2023 > Decades after her first performance in front of an audience, Angela Bassett can still remember her lines.She told “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King that her first performance was Langston Hughes’ poem, “Madam and the Minister.” Since then, she’s starred in dozens of movies, […]

March 7, 2023 Leave a Reply Interviews, Press

Celebrating her second Oscar nomination nearly three decades after her first, the star is ready to explain the elusive quality that has always set her apart.   “I’ve always been here,” says Angela Bassett, celebrating her second Oscar nomination 29 years after her first. “Just steadily trying to apply myself, … making the most out […]

March 3, 2023 Leave a Reply Interviews, Press

Angela Bassett did the thing.   This year, the screen icon became the first actor to be Oscar-nominated for a Marvel movie, playing the grieving Queen Ramonda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The nod comes nearly three decades after her first Oscar nomination for best actress in 1994, for her electrifying portrayal of Tina Turner in the biopic “What’s Love […]

March 2, 2023 Leave a Reply Interviews, Press

Oscar fever is heating up here with only two weeks to go until the big evening. I’ve spoken to not one of the women vying for the top acting awards…or even two of them. In the past few weeks I’ve chatted to three. Kerry Condon is nominated for best actress in a supporting role for […]

Thirty years after her first Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do With It, Angela Bassett is once again a contender. But this nod, for her heart-wrenching turn in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, feels different. “I was just shell-shocked last time,” Bassett says. “It’s still very exciting. But last time, it was […]

March 2, 2023 Leave a Reply Interviews, Press

  Angela Bassett, fresh out of grad school in the ’80s, intended to be a star. When she got an agent—a big deal for any actor early in their career—the man she was dating at the time tried to tell her it was thanks to his influence and largesse rather than her own abilities. “I […]

March 2, 2023 Leave a Reply Interviews, Press

“It’s almost like music, when you have the tuning fork and you’re trying to find the right note,” the Oscar nominee told PEOPLE on Monday. Angela Bassett feels the power of a red-carpet moment. Speaking to PEOPLE at the CDGA Awards on Monday night, the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star explained when she feels her most beautiful. “Definitely on the […]