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American Horror Story (2013)

Angela Bassett as "Marie Laveau"

With more than 300 years having passed since the Salem witch trials, the women who managed to escape that time are now facing extinction. They have recently been the victims of an increasing number of attacks that have forced girls to be sent to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Alarmed by the recent events and harboring a secret agenda, long-absent Fiona Goode, the most powerful witch of her generation, comes back into town to help protect the coven and destroy anyone who gets in her way.

Emmy (Primetime) (2014) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Betty & Coretta (2013)

Angela Bassett as "Coretta Scott King"

After the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Malik Yoba) and Malcolm X (Lindsay Owen Pierre), their widows, Coretta Scott King (Angela Bassett) and Betty Shabazz (Mary J. Blige), continue to raise their children and fight for the cause.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

The Rosa Parks Story (2002)

Angela Bassett as "Rosa Louise McCauley Parks"

This biopic tells the story of civil rights activist Rosa Parks (Angela Bassett) from her days as a private-school student to her public battle against racism and segregation. As a secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Parks defends local children who have been victimized by racism. But when she is arrested after refusing to give up her bus seat for a white passenger, Parks inspires the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Emmy (Primetime) (2002) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Ruby's Bucket of Blood (2001)

Angela Bassett as "Ruby Delacroix"

A black club-owner (Angela Bassett) with a distant husband falls for a white singer (Kevin Anderson) who is married.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

What's Love Got to Do With It (1993)

Angela Bassett as "Tina Turner"

Based on the life of the legendary soul singer, Tina Turner (Angela Bassett) -- born Anna Mae Bullock -- discovers her love of singing in her Tennessee church choir. She moves to St. Louis to pursue a career, and there she meets the charismatic Ike Turner (Laurence Fishburne), who rechristens her Tina and offers to help her succeed. As a musical team, Ike and Tina take the charts by storm. But as his physical abuse worsens, Tina has to make the tough decision to leave Ike and set out on her own.

Academy Award (1993) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1993) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

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