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    Angela Bassett Just Made History With Her Oscars Nomination — But She Almost Missed The Announcement

    "I'm glad I showed up on time!"

    Congratulations are in order for Angela Bassett!

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    The iconic actor just made history after she was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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    The nod from the Academy marks the first time that any Marvel actor has ever been nominated for an Oscar for a performance in a comic book adaptation.

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    Following the exciting news, Angela admitted that she almost missed the announcement — even though she was up for half the night!

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    "I think I went down about 11 p.m. and woke up at 3:45 a.m. on my own, and tried, tried, tried to go back to sleep and just couldn’t," Angela told the New York Times. "The spigot turned on adrenaline and just flooded me."

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    After laying awake for hours, Angela was about to get up to take a walk before quickly realizing she was actually minutes away from the early morning Oscar announcements.

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    "It’s 5:25 a.m. I was trying to turn the television on, and I couldn’t figure it out. I thought I was going to miss it. I just could not figure out how to get my television on," Angela explained.

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    Thankfully, she was able to tune in right on time for the first category, which happened to include her nomination!

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    "Finally I did and when it started, it’s like, 'Oh, my gosh, the first category!' I’m glad I showed up on time," Angela said.

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    While Angela says she's "ecstatic" about the nomination, she added that she's trying to keep her "feet firmly planted on the ground."

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    "It’s been a journey of hard work, wonderful opportunity. Saying yes to what excites you about the work and individuals, and it will always continue to be that way," Angela shared.

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    As for her celebratory plans? It's straight back to set for Angela who says she's thankful to be able to "put in the work" with her colleagues.

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    Congratulations again, Angela!