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Angela Bassett reports for duty on the set of 9-1-1 after Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination

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Angela Bassett was up bright and early and reporting for duty on the set of  9-1-1 Tuesday, in spite of receiving a history making Oscar nomination.The versatile star, 64 - who plays police sergeant Athena Grant in the police procedural - received a nod for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

She is the first Marvel star to be so honored for their role in a Marvel film. Report for duty: Angela Bassett was up bright and early and reporting for duty on the set of 9-1-1 Tuesday, in spite of receiving a history making Oscar nominationIn a statement to CNN, the star wrote, 'This morning is a little extra special in the Bassett Vance household with news of my Oscar nomination.

What has drawn me to each of the women I’ve portrayed throughout my career is their strength, compassion, resilience, and power.' She added, '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.

Ramonda is a love letter that reflects and acknowledges what we women do everyday.' The nomination also broke through the glass ceiling as she joined Al Pacino, Paul Newman, William Hurt, Heath Ledger and Joaquin Phoenix who were nominated for their work in films based on comic books or graphic novels.

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