We’re counting down the 40 days to NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Muse Awards with a look at some of our favorite honorees, all women of vision and achievement who have contributed to the film and television industry. Join us as we look back at #Muse40for40, and buy your tickets for the Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th at nywift.org/muse!
#40: Angela Bassett
By Mellini Kantayya
Angela Bassett is critically heralded actor whose prolific career has spanned four decades. She first gained recognition for her role in Boys in the Hood, and her portrayal of Betty Shabbaz in Malcolm X for which she received an NAACP Image Award.
In 1994 she received an Academy Award nomination and won the Golden Globe for her portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It. She been nominated for six Emmy Awards and most recently she won the Screen Actors Guild award for Black Panther.
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