On November 1, Audra McDonald presented Angela Basset with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Women of the Year Awards, hosted by Glamour.

In her remarks, she honored Ms. Basset by saying, “Think about the way she sits with strength, and truth, whether it is on the stage, screen, you cannot take her eyes off of her, can you?  […] I can think of no one more deserving of Glamour’s Lifetime Achievement Award than Angela Bassett, a woman who I deeply admire, revere, and honor, for all the stories that she weaves, the barriers she has broken, and the inspiration and leadership that she provides in our industry and to the next generation of artists.”

Click here to read Angela Basset’s moving acceptance speech including a letter she writes to her younger self.