Angela Bassett’s Husband, Courtney B. Vance, Says Actress Is ‘Overdue’ For An Oscar: ‘It’s Time, It’s Been 29 Years’

Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance

Angela Bassett’s Husband, Courtney B. Vance, Says Actress Is ‘Overdue’ For An Oscar: ‘It’s Time, It’s Been 29 Years’

Actor Courtney B. Vance is ready to see his wife Angela Bassett take home an Oscar!

Earlier this week, Courtney B. Vance reportedly attended the American Black Film Festival Honors in Los Angeles, where he shared that movie star Angela Bassett is “overdue” for an Academy Award after first being nominated in 1993.

Courtney B. Vance

When speaking of his wife of 25 years being nominated again at the annual ceremony, Courtney B. Vance said,

“It’s time, and I can’t wait for the moment when they call the first syllable of the name because that’s all any of us ever listened for.”

The 62-year-old continued,

“If you’ve been to these events, you know that the only thing you listen for is [making A phonetic sounds], or if it’s me [making K phonetic sounds]. If they don’t do [making A phonetic sounds], I’m out. You know. So I’m excited. It’s been 29 years, she’s overdue and I think everybody recognizes that. So I’m excited.”

Angela Bassett

As previously reported, Angela Bassett earned a 2023 “Best Supporting Actress” Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Queen Ramonda in the 2022 Marvel film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forver.”

Angela Bassett

The “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” star set a new record at Marvel, becoming their first studio actor to ever receive an Academy nomination for their performance in a comic book adaptation.

In addition, the actress is the first woman, and person of color to be nominated for the prestigious honor for their performance in a comic book adaptation as well. Other performers nominated for comic book roles have traditionally been white males, including Al Pacino (for 1990’s “Dick Tracy”), Heath Ledger (for 2008’s “The Dark Knight”), and leading actor winner Joaquin Phoenix (for 2019’s “Joker”).

The mother of two spoke about receiving the prestigious recognition in a recent interview. She stated,

“This morning is a little extra special in the Bassett Vance household with news of my Oscar nomination…What has drawn me to each of the women I’ve portrayed throughout my career is their strength, compassion, resilience, and power.”

Bassett continued,

“Wakanda Forever’s Queen Ramonda is a character that touched my spirit because she is a mother and a leader who must care for her grieving nation as much as she cares for her family in mourning. Ramonda is a love letter that reflects and acknowledges what we women do everyday.”

Angela Bassett

The nomination marks Bassett’s second at the Academy. Her first was “Best Actress” for her portrayal of Tina Tuner in the 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

The Academy Awards will be presented on March 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

What are your thoughts on Courtney B. Vance’s remarks on his wife Angela Bassett winning an Oscar? Let us know in the comments below! 


Authored by: Ariel Whitely