Last night, the 80th Golden Globe Awards celebrated excellence in film and television from 2022, and it was also the night Angela Bassett made history.
The actress has proven just how talented she truly is after she bagged the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The event took place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, and it was a night to remember. An esteemed panel of professionals from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association selected the most deserving winners.
It was a prestigious occasion, filled with stars from all corners of the entertainment industry that were excited to be honored for their hard work and dedication.
Obviously, the Hollywood Foreign Press has not been without controversy over the last few years, and that is something that many people wanted them to address.
During the show, President Helen Hoehne mentioned the changes made to the organization in order to ensure that its members had a more diverse representation. “We commit to continue strengthening our partnership with Hollywood and with the worldwide fans who celebrate the best on film and television,” she said. “We will continue to support groups that amplify a variety of voices and continue to add representation to our organization from around the world as we did this past year.”
The HFP’s lack of diversity was also addressed by Host Jerrod Carmichael: “I’m here because I’m Black,” he said in his opening monologue, adding that the association “did not have a single Black member until George Floyd died.” His comments seemed to spark a positive response from Twitter users, and his name quickly began trending on the site.
Aside from that, there were some clear stars of the show when it came to accepting awards. Unsurprisingly, The Banshees of Inisherin won best picture, for a musical or comedy, and received a whopping eight nominations throughout the night.
Steven Spielberg’s semi-autobiographical film The Fabelmans won the final award of the night for the best motion picture drama.
When it came to the TV category, HBO’s House of the Dragon won best drama television series, while Abbott Elementary won best television series, musical or comedy. The White Lotus was also very successful, winning best limited series, anthology, or TV movie.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe also got a mention during the awards ceremony, with Angela Bassett winning the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her character Queen Ramonda.
Bassett beat some pretty strong competitors who were also nominated, such as Kerry Condon for The Banshees of Inisherin, Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Dolly de Leon for Triangle of Sadness, and Carey Mulligan for She Said.
It’s easy to see why she won, with her strong yet sensitive role as the wife of T’Chaka, and mother of T’Challa and Shuri.
The movie Wakanda Forever was Marvel’s sequel to Black Panther, which came out back in 2018 and starred the late Chadwick Boseman as King T’Challa. Bassett reprised her beloved character from the first movie.
The historic win marks the first time any actor from the MCU has won a Golden Globe.