March 23, 2023

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Angela Bassett hailed for her ‘genuine’ reaction after Jamie Lee Curtis wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Angela Bassett was snubbed at the Academy Awards after her surprise win for Jamie Lee Curtis in the Best Supporting Actress category.

During the 2023 ceremony, Everything everywhere at once Actor Lee Curtis took home the Best Supporting Actress award, which drew audiences to gasps due to the fact that Bassett was considered the frontrunner.

In fact, Curtis was the third favorite behind Bassett W Sorcery from Inisherin star Kerry Condon, who won the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress earlier this month.

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While many are happy for Curtis, given her long career in Hollywood, many are also expressing grief for Bassett, who found herself in a similar situation in 1992.

Bassett was nominated for Best Actress for her role as Tina Turner in Biopic What’s Love Got To Do With It? in 1994, but was beaten out by Holly Hunter, Jane Campeones co-star the piano.

Fans of the actor are praising Bassett, who was nominated for it Black Panther: Wakanda ForeverAfter her underwhelming reaction to the ad. As Curtis celebrated her victory, an emotionless Bassett kept a blank look on her face, with many backing her decision not to “play sexy.”

“Angela Bassett’s reaction was real,” one fan wrote, adding, “This woman gave so much for all her Oscars to steal them again?!?”

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“Angela Bassett deserves one and everyone knows it,” one fan wrote, adding: “Don’t get me wrong, Jamie Lee Curtis has an exceptional act but Angela’s awards ceremony is long overdue and it’s upsetting to see her play out the emotion when she lost, her face was blank. It’s amazing. It’s been ransacked.”

“Angela Bassett didn’t do the thing just to be ignored like that,” one person said, referring to Ariana DeBose’s rap song Baftas, which included the lyric: “Angela Bassett did the thing.”

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Angela Bassett has been praised after she looked sad at the Oscars


Following the announcement, actors Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors supported Bassett as he presented an award on stage moments later.

The 2023 ceremony saw big wins for Everything everywhere at oncewhich won seven awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh.

Host Jimmy Kimmel kicked off the Los Angeles event with an opening monologue that saw him mock him symbol picture director James Cameron, slapped Will Smith last year, and in what viewers deemed a “low blow,” the poor box office performance Babylon.

Meanwhile, Hugh Grant ruffled feathers before the party kicked off with his “rude” answers during a “painful” red carpet interview.