LCF’s Bassett Among Oscar Presenters

Photo courtesy Matt Kennedy, Marvel Studios La Cañada Flintridge’s Angela Bassett (right) plays Queen Ramonda alongside Letitia Wright in “Black Panther,” which has earned more than $1.3 billion worldwide.
Photo courtesy Matt Kennedy, Marvel Studios
La Cañada Flintridge’s Angela Bassett (right) plays Queen Ramonda alongside Letitia Wright in “Black Panther,” which has earned more than $1.3 billion worldwide.

La Cañada Flintridge resident Angela Bassett, one of the stars of Oscar best picture nominee “Black Panther,” is set to be a presenter at the Academy Awards this Sunday, Feb. 24.
In the Ryan Coogler-directed film, Bassett plays Queen Ramonda, the mother of Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther. The film, set in the fictional African country of Wakanda, also stars Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Letitia Wright, among others. Released in February 2018, the movie became the first comic book blockbuster to feature a predominantly black cast and dealt with themes of racism, international relations, isolationism and identity in America and Africa. Continue reading “LCF’s Bassett Among Oscar Presenters”

LCF’s Bassett Stars in Ground-Breaking ‘Black Panther’

Photo courtesy Matt Kennedy, Marvel Studios
La Cañada Flintridge’s Angela Bassett (right) plays Queen Ramonda alongside Letitia Wright in “Black Panther,” which has earned almost $422 million.

La Cañada Flintridge resident Angela Bassett plays an important part in the success of “Black Panther,” the Disney-Marvel superhero epic that has inspired rave reviews from critics and audiences since its Feb. 16 release.
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Emmy for LCF’s Vance

La Cañada Flintridge resident Courtney B. Vance exalted in his Emmy victory Sunday evening. Hoisting his statuette, he issued the most heartfelt of thanks to fellow actors and nominees, crew members and directors, his agent and assistant, his mother and children, and finally, his wife, Angela Bassett: “To the woman who rocks my chain, Angela Evelyn Bassett, this one is for you, girl!” Continue reading “Emmy for LCF’s Vance”