Angela Bassett wins Golden Globe for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
While winning her second Golden Globe on Tuesday, Angela Bassett paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman during her acceptance speech.
“Weeping, weeping may come in the evening, but joy comes in the morning,” Bassett said. “We are inspired by the light of Chadwick Boseman.”
Bassett said Boseman’s legacy flourished Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Boseman, who became an instant icon while directing the first one Black Panther movie, died on August 28, 2020, due to colon cancer.
Bassett showed her true grief when she played Ramonda, the mother of Boseman’s T’Challa. On Tuesday, she took home the award for best actress in a supporting role in any motion picture – the first time an actor has won a Golden Globe for a performance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“We showed the world what Black love looked like,” Bassett said. “We’ve just made history with this award.”
Bassett won her first Golden Globe in 1993 for her role What does Love have to do with it.
Bassett said after her win that she was inspired by Boseman’s work ethic, which helped the cast and crew continue production after his death.
“When he wasn’t there in the physical, he was definitely there in the spiritual,” Bassett said. “When the going got tough, we knew we couldn’t relax or give up.”
She said that she was very happy to accept this award as her on-screen mother and colleague.