The Oscars 2023 has already taken Twitter by storm, but Angela Bassett’s reaction to Jamie Lee Curtis winning the award is one of the most talked about incidents. Fans have criticized her on Twitter for not responding appropriately to her fellow nominee winning the title.
Angela Bassett, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hong Chau, Stephanie Hsu, and Kerry Condon were nominated for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category. Jamie Lee Curtis won the award for her film Everything Everywhere All at Once, but Angela Bassett’s reaction was the one that took the Twitter headlines.
Exploring Angela Bassett’s reaction to Jamie Lee Curtis winning the Oscars and fans’ reactions
How did she react?
Angela Bassett was nominated for her excellent portrayal of Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. She was the first nominee from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
When Jamie Lee Curtis was announced as the winner, her fellow nominees were seen smiling, clapping, or even standing up as an encouraging gesture. Meanwhile, Angela Bassett stood still with an expressionless face. Her features and absence of cheering led fans to conclude that she was not happy for Jamie.
Angela Bassett is an amazing actress, but the sore loser vibe… 😕 It would be great to see women supporting each other, even in the face of disappointment (esp. during women’s history month)
— Magnolia Peach (@Peachalicious00) March 13, 2023
Fans’ reaction to Angela Bassett
The Oscars is one of the biggest events in the world, and thus it has an enormous viewership count. There is quite a division among fans regarding this matter. Some have resorted to stark commentary against Angela Bassett, while others have stood in her defense.
Many were not satisfied with her reaction and believed that she was angry at the results, which is why she refused to clap for the winner. A fan claimed that she is “a sore loser,” while another expected her to act “more mature about the win.” Some have even called the actress unappreciative of Jamie Lee Curtis’ claiming the award.
No, but she was a sore loser
— Nicholas M (@nickatnite15) March 13, 2023
I do not want to disparage Angela in any way – but, man, that reaction is NOT sitting right with me.
— One-eyed Willie’s fur-mama🐶🐾🐶 (@ElleSansMerci) March 13, 2023
Incredibly rude that Angela Basset didn’t clap or stand with everyone else for Jamie Lee Curtis; expected a lot more class from her – very disappointing. #TheOscars
— Wendy Cashion (@wendycashion77) March 13, 2023
I’m still shocked that Angela didn’t win but she could’ve been more mature about the win. She knew the camera was gonna be on her rather she won or lost. If she had won she would’ve been excited #teampetty #oscars
— missknowitall (@barksdaleshauna) March 13, 2023
Fans’ comments in support of Angela Bassett
As mentioned earlier, there were others who provided their support. One fans stated that it’s “okay to be disappointed.” Another fan in her defense couldn’t believe that Jamie Lee Curtis won the Oscar ahead of Angela Bassett. They couldn’t accept that Jamie was awarded for “a movie she was barely in.”
it's ok to be disappointed- amen
— barbaradavidson.eth (@Photospice) March 13, 2023
Jaime Lee Curtis????? Over Angela Bassett and Stephanie Hsu??? #Oscars pic.twitter.com/yp7odMPJ77
— wine mom yor forger🍷 (@autumnvelvets) March 13, 2023
THEY GAVE JAMIE LEE CURTIS AN OSCAR FOR A MOVIE SHE WAS BARELY IN BECAUSE THAT STUPID INDUSTRY BEEN IGNORING HER HER WHOLE CAREER…ONLY TO ALSO IGNORE ANGELA BASSETT WHO IS BEYOND DESERVING OF THAT AWARD
— Erin (@ErinMPeyton) March 13, 2023
Angela Bassett’s reaction: Final thoughts
Angela Bassett is a very revered name in the Hollywood Film Industry, one of the reasons why she has a huge fanbase. Her recent actions have divided it into two halves. She was the first nominee from the MCU for an incredible performance, so many of her fans expected her to win.
Twitter and fans from other social platforms are still segregated over this matter. As such, it will continue to be a point of discussion for quite a while, which just proves that The Oscars is about more than just the winners.
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