Fans of Angela Bassett are offering their support for the actress after her disappointing loss at the Oscars on Sunday night.
Shock and awe broke out among colleagues and fans when Jamie Lee Curtis beat out the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star in the Best Supporting Actress category on Sunday night for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
While viewers were certainly upset about the snub, it’s safe to assume Bassett was too, as she did not smile or stand up once the winner was announced. That reaction got sympathy from some fans, but hate from others, though most seem to be in agreement that the award was not given to the right actress.
“You’re telling me that corny ass Performance from Jaime lee curtis was better than this piece of Art Angela Bassett delivered?” one fan asked.
you’re telling me that corny ass Performance from Jaime lee curtis was better than this piece of Art Angela Bassett delivered?pic.twitter.com/lgykpGMKg7
— ST☆R BOY (@Dr7gns) March 13, 2023
While social media is flooded with well wishes and condolences for Angela Bassett, she didn’t have to wait until after the show to find out just how much people love her.
Following the big snub, Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors took the stage to present the award for Best Cinematography to All Quiet on the Western Front director of photography James Friend. Just minutes after the actress lost in the Best Supporting Actress category, the Creed III stars seemed to offer their support, referencing one of Jordan’s lines in Black Panther by referring to Bassett as “Auntie.”
“Hey auntie,” Jordan said as he and Majors approached the microphone.
“We love you,” Majors added.
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors give a shoutout to Angela Bassett: “Hi, auntie. We love you.”
— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) March 13, 2023
It’s safe to say this loss is one that’s going to be talked about for years to come. Check out more reactions from fans down below:
— ♈︎ (@bvbhive) March 13, 2023
— wine mom yor forger🍷 (@autumnvelvets) March 13, 2023
everyone who voted for jamie lee curtis over angela bassett and stephanie hsu needs to sleep with one eye open pic.twitter.com/8eOdYEKhRO
— wiLL (@willfulchaos) March 13, 2023
SHE WILL ALWAYS BE AN ACADEMY-AWARD WINNING IN MY EYES IDC! LEGENDARY ANGELA BASSETT, THEY PLAYING IN MY AUNTIE’S FACE TOO MUCH! pic.twitter.com/SNehSQdM8v
— khalia. | brendan & michelle oscar winners🪞 (@VERONASFILMS) March 13, 2023
Good for Angela Bassett not smiling nor clapping. Y’all expect Black women to not only be exceptional, but be happy for other who get accolades we deserve over and over.
— Get Her, Jade! (@keatingssixth) March 13, 2023
angela bassett played a grieving mother, stephanie hsu played a queer multidimensional daughter, and i still don’t know what the fuck jamie ass did in everything everywhere
— za:3 (@stabthree) March 13, 2023