Angela Bassett Redefined Marvel Movie Performances in Wakanda Forever

The Oscars have slowly, but surely, warmed up to the changing trends of pop culture.

Especially when it comes to the superhero movie.

The Academy moved to expand the list of Best Picture nominees in the wake of The Dark Knight‘s success, and at the 2019 ceremony Black Panther was up for multiple nominations — including Best Picture! It ultimately walked away with three awards, and now its sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is also in the Oscars race.

Much of the discussion has revolved around Angela Bassett’s turn as Queen Ramonda — and for good reason, as it’s the entire center around which the film revolves.

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