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Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Annette Brown | Marvel Studios)

Angela Bassett will be honored with the Montecito Award at the 38th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Bassett will receive the award on Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at an in-person conversation about her career leading up to this year’s performance in Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever directed by Ryan Coogler.

“Ms. Bassett has had an illustrious career as an actor, director and producer and in Wakanda Forever reminds us why she’s so greatly revered. She’s regal, fierce and commanding as Queen Ramonda. We bow down.” SBIFF’s Executive Director Roger Durling stated.

Angela Bassett is an actress, director, and executive producer known for roles in Malcolm X, Boyz In The Hood, Waiting To Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, and What’s Love Got To Do With It?, for which she received an Academy Award nomination. She has since made star-turns in the historic Black Panther, Mission: Impossible-fallout, Pixar’s Academy Award-winning animated feature SOUL, for which she lent her melodious voice for the character, Dorothea Williams; feature films Otherhood and Gunpowder Milkshake from Netflix; and The Flood from National Geographic, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Narrator.

The Montecito Award is named after one of the most beautiful and stylish areas in Santa Barbara. Past recipients include Penélope Cruz, Amanda Seyfried, Lupita Nyong’o, Melissa McCarthy, Saoirse Ronan, Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts and Javier Bardem.

The 38th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will take place LIVE February 8 – February 18, 2023.

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