When it comes to performers, athletes, singers, actors, etc., we use superlatives to describe what they do. I have no superlatives to describe Angela Bassett. When you look at her the performance history, what you see is an actor that has played some of the most iconic Black women of our time. Tina Turner, Dr. Betty Shabazz, Katherine Jackson, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King. And we must also give props to her role as Queen Ramonda in the Black Panther movies.
There is no doubt that Ms Bassett deserves all of the accolades that have been, and will be bestowed upon her stellar career. I don’t know how the legacy of her work will be enshrined, but, if in the future, an actor gives an “Angela Bassett” type performance, and is recognized for such, then the award for that performance should be named accordingly.