Awards season has been notoriously bad at nominating genre films for anything other than special effects, music, makeup, costumes, or editing. Finally a genre film has received a nomination for an actor.
Angela Bassett has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Dealing with the aftermath of the death of her son T’Challa, she has to take on a new enemy while stepping in a Queen of the nation of Wakanda.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was also nominated for Original Song, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Costume Design.
Other science-fiction nodes include:
Best Picture: Avatar: The Way of Water, Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All At Once, Actress in a Leading Role: Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Actor in a Support Role: Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Actress in a Supporting Role: Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu for Everything Everywhere All at Once, Writing (Original Screenplay): Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The Oscars will be broadcast on Sunday, March 17, 2023. See the full list of nominations at the Academy Awards website.
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Lori has been a science-fiction fan since the age of 12. She is owner of Scifispace.com as well as Scifi-Collector.com and chaired Tachycon, science fiction convention, for 13 years.