Honorary Oscars going to Angela Bassett, Mel Brooks in 2024

Angela Bassett is finally getting her Oscar, and Mel Brooks is picking up another gold statute.

“Black Panther” star Bassett, 64, and Brooks, 97, the comedic legend behind “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein,” will be granted honorary Oscars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the academy announced Monday.

Film editor Carol Littleton (“E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial”) will also receive an honorary Oscar. And the Sundance Institute’s Michelle Satter will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the Governors Awards event on Nov. 18.

“The Academy’s Board of Governors is thrilled to honor four trailblazers who have transformed the film industry and inspired generations of filmmakers and movie fans,” Academy President Janet Yang said in a statement.

Angela Bassett will receive an honorary Oscar.

Bassett has been nominated for two Oscars in her illustrious career, supporting actress for last year’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and best actress for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got To Do With It.”

Speaking to USA TODAY following her most recent nomination, Bassett said she would tell her younger self to be patient about winning an Oscar.

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