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  • Angela Bassett said her morning was a little extra special following her Oscar nomination
  • Bassett said her character, Queen Ramonda, touched her spirit because she's a mother
  • Bassett's fans and friends were happy about her Oscar nomination, and they congratulated her

Angela Bassett spoke about her "Black Panther" character, Queen Ramonda, and how it touched her soul after she scored an Oscar nomination.

Bassett earns an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever." The Marvel star was thrilled with the news, so she spoke on social media about how her character, Queen Ramonda, changed her life.

"This morning is a little extra special in the Bassett Vance household with news of my Oscar nomination," she wrote on Instagram. "What has drawn me to each of the women I've portrayed throughout my career is their strength, compassion, resilience and power."

She continued, "Wakanda Forever's Queen Ramonda is a character that touched my spirit because she is a mother and a leader who must care for her grieving nation as much as she cares for her family in mourning."

She also likened Ramonda to a "love letter" reflecting what women do every day. She admitted that there was a lot to unpack as an actress, and she was grateful that the Academy recognized her talent.

"I'm thankful to the Academy for including me amongst a wonderful group of actresses. Congratulations to my fellow Wakanda Forever nominees - Ryan Coogler, Ruth E. Carter, Camille Friend, Joel Harlow, Rihanna, Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Geoffrey Baumann, Craig Hammack, R. Christopher White and Dan Sudick," she added.

"I look forward to March 12 as we cheer for and celebrate with one another," she concluded her post.

Bassett's celebrity pals were happy about her recent achievement. They took to social media and congratulated her.

"Congratulations!!! So deserved," Octavia Spencer commented. Shaun Robinson added, "Sooo excited!! Well deserved!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!"

"It's long overdue; you have been the epitome of Black royal excellence fearlessly. We love you, Queen Mother," one fan wrote.

"No one more deserving of this than the Queen herself. In my opinion, this is long overdue. Pray that favor goes before you for this award," another supporter wrote.

The other actresses nominated in the same category are Jamie Lee Curtis ("Everything Everywhere All At Once"), Kerry Condon ("The Banshees of Inisherin"), Stephanie Hsu ("Everything Everywhere All At Once") and Hong Chau ("The Whale").

Bassett trended on Twitter following the release of "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" in November. Several fans were so impressed with her performance that she made an Oscar buzz. According to them, she deserved an Oscar nomination for portraying Queen Ramonda flawlessly.

"Angela Bassett has to be the first Marvel actress to win an Oscar," one tweeted. Another added, "Angela Bassett is incredible in #WakandaForever I will be pretty surprised if she doesn't get an Oscar nom."

The 95th Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. It will air Sunday, March 12, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

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Angela Bassett’s Athena is coming after teen bullies in this week’s episode of “9-1-1.” Pictured: The Hollywood actress at the LAND of distraction Launch Party at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles on Nov. 30, 2017. Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images LAND of distraction