Angela Bassett Wins NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series


It’s Angela Bassett’s world and we are just living in it. Fresh off her Critics Choice Super Award nomination, Bassett has won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of LAPD Sergeant Athena Grant in FOX’s first responder drama 9-1-1.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the best of Black stories, culture and excellence in film, TV, music and literature. This year marks Angela Bassett’s second win in the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series category, having won in 2020 as well. 9-1-1 was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series but lost to Queen Sugar.

New episodes of 9-1-1 return on Monday, March 21 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT on FOX! Check out our other 9-1-1 coverage here.

Check out Bassett’s acceptance speech below.

Megan has been passionate about writing since she was little and has been passionate about all things pop culture and nerdy since almost as long. Joining Nerds and Beyond in 2019, she also graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Journalism. Megan is constantly binge-watching shows and finding new things to obsess over. 9-1-1 and Marvel currently reign as the top obsessions. You can find her on Twitter @marvels911s if you ever want to discuss some certain firefighters.

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