How Angela Bassett paid tribute to Chadwick Boseman in Golden Globes speech
Angela Bassett paid tribute to her late co-star Chadwick Boseman during her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes.
At the ceremony in Los Angeles, Bassett won Best Performance by an Actress in Any Motion Picture for her performance as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The Marvel movie was an enormous success both critically and commercially, with particular praise given to how it dealt with the real-life passing of Boseman, who tragically died after losing his battle with cancer before production.
Bassett's win was the first ever victory for an actor in a Marvel movie at the Golden Globes, and she made sure to mention Boseman as she collected her accolade.
"We mourned, we loved, we healed and we were surrounded each and every day by the light and the spirit of Chadwick Boseman," she said.
"We have joy in knowing that with this historic Black Panther series, it is part of his legacy he helped lead us to, we showed the world what black unity, leadership and love looks like beyond, behind and in front of the camera."
Bassett thanks Marvel fans
The Golden Globe winner also took the opportunity to thank Marvel fans for their passionate support of Wakanda Forever, as well as the characters involved.
"Thank you for embracing these characters and showing us so much love," she continued.
"We just made history with this nomination and with this award. It belongs to all of you and all of us."
The win marked the second occasion that Bassett has claimed a Golden Globe, as she won in 1994 for her performance as Tina Turner in What's Love Got to do With It?