The 95th Academy Awards took place on Sunday after three months of anticipation surrounding a number of other award shows. The best supporting actress award went to Jamie Lee Curtis for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once. This is her first Oscar win.
The metaphysical multiverse drama Everything Everywhere All at Once, which starred Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, and KeHuyQuan took the honor of the best picture Oscar on Sunday.
Bassett, 64, and Curtis, 64, were both nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for their roles in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” respectively.
When it was announced that Curtis won, Bassett seemed less than thrilled — and, as seen in ABC’s telecast, seemingly didn’t even stand up to clap while seated in the front row.
Angela Bassett was stony-faced as she missed out on the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
The 64-year-old looked “crushed” in comparison to fellow nominees Kerry Condon and Stephanie Hsu, with many Twitter users calling the reaction “shady” and labeling her a “sore loser.”
“Regardless of who won that Oscar … Angela Bassett could have clapped for the winner. To just sit there and not clap because you didn’t win …”
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“Angela Bassett’s reaction hurts me,” one person said.
However, others came to the “American Horror Story” alum’s defense.
“Angela Bassett is allowed to be visibly disappointed that she didn’t win the Oscar,” one user wrote.
Another added, “I actually appreciate that Angela didn’t put on a face for the sake of being a ‘good sport.’”
A fan asked haters to look back to Curtis’ face when Bassett won a Golden Globe in January, alleging she looked equally upset.
“I didn’t see y’all talking s–t back then,” the individual wrote.