Angela Bassett to Receive Montecito Award at the 38th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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Angela Bassett is a busy woman of many talents as of late, and in February, she’s going to be honored with the Montecito Award at the 38th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

The actress will be participating in an in-person conversation to discuss her lengthy career, leading up to her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Of course, she’s also known for her current role as Sergeant Athena Grant-Nash on FOX’s first responder drama, 9-1-1. She can also be seen in Gunpowder Milkshake, American Horror Story, Boyz in the Hood, Bumblebee, and the upcoming Netflix original film Damsel.

“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 said about the honor.

Named after one of the most beautiful and stylish areas in Santa Barbara, the Montecito Award has previously honored Amanda Seyfried, Melissa McCarthy, Lupita Nyong’o, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, and Daniel Day-Lewis, among others.

SBIFF is a non-profit arts and educational organization dedicated to discovering and showcasing the best in independent and international cinema. The 38th annual event is set to take place live February 8 – February 18, 2023, and will include screenings, filmmaker Q&As, industry panels, and celebrity tributes. It will be held throughout the city, including at Arlington Theatre. Passes and tickets for the 2023 Festival are on sale now.

Catch Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in theaters now. Season 6 of 9-1-1 will return in spring 2023 on FOX. All episodes are available to stream on Hulu.

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