Angela Bassett was “snubbed” at the Oscars after a 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 caused crowds to gasp as Bassett was considered the front-runner.
In fact, Curtis was the third favorite behind Bassett and Banshees by Inisherin Star Kerry Condon, who won the Bafta for Best Supporting Actress earlier this month.
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While many are happy for Curtis given her long Hollywood career, many also express sadness for Bassett, who found herself in a similar position in 1992.
Bassett was nominated for Best Actress for her role as Tina Turner in the biopic What does love have to do with it? 1994 but was beaten by Jane Campion star Holly Hunter The piano.
The actor’s fans praise Bassett, who was nominated for him Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, after their overwhelmed reaction to the announcement. As Curtis celebrated her win, an emotional Bassett kept a blank look on her face, with many supporting her decision to “not feign excitement.”
“Angela Bassett’s reaction was genuine,” one fan wrote, adding, “This woman gave so much to all her movies for the Oscars to rob them all over again?!?”
“Angela Bassett deserves one and everyone knows it,” one fan wrote, adding, “Don’t get me wrong Jamie Lee Curtis does phenomenal work but Angela’s Oscar is SLOWLY overdue and it’s annoying to see her being played in the face.” . The emotion when she lost she had a blank face. She is amazing. She was snubbed.”
“Angela Bassett didn’t do that thing just to be snubbed like that,” one person said, referring to Ariana DeBose’s viral Baftas rap, which included the lyrics, “Angela Bassett did that thing.”
Following the announcement, actors Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors supported Bassett while presenting an award moments later on stage.
The 2023 ceremony brought great victories for Everything everywhere at oncewho took home seven awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh.
Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Los Angeles event with an opening monologue in which he poked fun at him avatar Director James Cameron, Will Smith’s slap in the face last year and what viewers called a “low blow” the poor box office performance of Babylon.
Meanwhile, Hugh Grant caused a stir with his “rude” replies during a “painful” red carpet interview before the ceremony had even started.