Angela Bassett is doing the thing once more. After decades of Oscar snubs, the actress will finally receive an honorary award.
At the Governors Awards in November, Bassett along with names like Mel Brooks and film editor Carol Littleton will receive honorary Oscars at the Governors Awards. The awards will also honor Michelle Satter, the founding senior director of the Sundance Institute’s Artist Program. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a statement Monday to announce the news.
“The Academy’s Board of Governors is thrilled to honor four trailblazers who have transformed the film industry and inspired generations of filmmakers and movie fans,” Janet Yang, the academy's president, said.
When discussing Bassett's recognition, Yang says, “across her decades-long career, Angela Bassett has continued to deliver transcendent performances that set new standards in acting.”
The Governors Awards will be held on Nov. 18 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.