Ever since the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Angela Bassett's performance as Queen Ramonda has been receiving raves from critics and fans with some even pushing her for an Oscar nomination. Whether it can actually happen still remains to be seen since we're at the beginning of the awards season.
With the film now being a certified box office and critical hit, Marvel Studios has officially launched their Oscar campaign for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever by posting their first advertisement that puts Bassett at the center of the spotlight and highlighting her acclaimed performance in the film.
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Marvel Studios is certainly hoping that the sequel will follow in the footsteps of the first film, which ended up receiving seven Oscar nominations and won three of them. It was also the first comic book movie ever that received a Best Picture nomination and the first MCU film as well to win in several categories.
If Bassett ends up getting a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in the film, she will also become the first MCU performer ever to receive an acting nomination. Now, the question is if there's a chance that it will actually end up happening.
According to GoldDerby, which is known as the industry's top website for awards predictions, Bassett is currently ranked 10th by the experts in chances of getting an Oscar nomination, which shows that she may have tough competition ahead of her in order to reach the shortlist.
However, we're still early on in the awards season so there is a chance that Bassett can still catch up in the coming weeks and potentially head to the final five nominees that will be announced in January. It is too early to speculate at this point about her chances and it's also just a matter of Marvel's efforts on the campaign during this season.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is still showing in theaters. You can check more details about it here.