Courtney B. Vance said it best when asked by HipHollywood about Angela Bassett’s outstanding role in Black Panther: “I’m ready for her Oscar that she should’ve got 25 years ago with Tina Turner.”
In response to her husband’s supportive statement, Bassett, in her humble and regal self, told HipHollywood on Sunday night during the ABFF Honors that “it’s good to have someone in your corner.”
Vance, meanwhile, is not the only person who thinks the actress is long overdue for an Oscar win. A meme recently went viral showcasing all the powerful roles Angela has played; including the portrayal of Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King.
“So ya’ll mean to tell me Angela Bassett done played Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Tina Turner, Betty Shabazz, Biggie Mama, done got her Groove Back, Burned her cheatin husband clothes, and gave birth to the King of Wakanda and ya’ll STILL ain’t gave Auntie no Oscar??!” the meme read.
So the question is: Will Black Panther finally land Angela the coveted trophy?
Based on the record breaking box office numbers and the response by the millions of fans around the world, our guess is, hell yes! Here’s what she had to say about finally playing a Queen on screen.
The film, which hit theaters just one week ago, has already surpassed the $700 million mark and it hasn’t even opened in Japan or China yet.