Jamie Lee Curtis' 2023 Oscar victory is met with a reaction from Angela Bassett

Jamie Lee Curtis’ 2023 Oscar victory is met with a reaction from Angela Bassett

As Jamie Lee Curtis won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Oscars on Sunday, Angela Bassett’s dejected expression went viral, and the actress was called a “sore loser.”

The 64-year-old Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress had a dejected expression and did not attempt to clap when Curtis, 64, yelled joyfully after receiving her first Oscar for Everything Everywhere All at Once.

After winning the Golden Globe, Bassett hoped to win Marvel Studio’s first acting Oscar. As Curtis entered the stage, fellow nominees Kerry Condon, Hong Chau, and Stephanie Hsu cheered.

“Everyone wants to succeed, but the majority won’t. Being a bitter loser is never appealing.”

Bassett didn’t appear overjoyed when Curtis was declared the winner and, as shown on ABC’s broadcast, didn’t even get up to applaud while sitting in the front row.

While some Twitter users were sad Bassett didn’t win; others were merely disappointed to watch the “Black Panther” star sit through the acclaim for Curtis.

One individual remarked, “Angela Bassett’s response upsets me.”

It’s a little suspect that Angela Bassett didn’t defend Jamie Lee Curtis. I understand your disappointment in losing, but damn!”  another composed.

The Post has asked Bassett and Curtis’s representatives for comments.

Several supporters were only upset by Bassett’s displeasure. ” You’re telling me that Jaime Lee Curtis’ corny ass performance was superior to the artwork that Angela Bassett performed?”

Others came out in defense of Bassett and questioned if Curtis was a worthy winner, adding: “Everyone commenting about Bassett’s reaction claiming she’s a sore loser. Her reaction was Immediate when she heard the statement, “How about u guys put in hard work and Academy award for best performances over 30 years just to get any credit hardly, and when you do get recognized, you get ignored.”

Another twitted, “Of course, the Oscar rewards white mediocrity because in what world did Jamie Lee Curtis give a better performance in comparison to Stephanie Hsu or Angela Bassett?”

Jamie Lee Curtis wins best supporting actress Oscar for 'Everything Everywhere'
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Jimmy Kimmel, presenter of the late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Tonight, will serve as the emcee for the 2023’s Academy Awards, which will take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theater as usual.

Top Gun: Maverick has received six Academy award nominations, including Best Picture, indicating that Hollywood is, at last, paying attention to the public and praising commercial successes rather than indie films.

Elvis, All Quiet on the Western Front,  Avatar: The Way of Water, and The Fabelmans are the other films with Tom Cruise in them that are up for Best Picture.

Despite being overlooked for the Best Actor nomination, Tom Cruise may win his first Academy Oscar if the Best Picture nomination stands.

Austin Butler is one of eight nominees for the Baz Luhrmann film Elvis.

Cate Blanchett in Tár and Michelle Yeoh, who took home the prize at the Golden Globes for her work in Everything Everywhere All at Once, would square off for Best Actress at the Oscars.

Ana De Armas also received an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in Blonde.

Brendan Fraser (The Whale), Austin Butler (Elvis), and Bill Nighy (Living) all garnered nominations, while Tom Cruise got passed over for Best Actor.

Both Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and All Quiet On The Western Front,  the German-produced movie, received several nominations, including Best Original Song.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Angela Bassett have received nominations for Best Supporting Actress for their work in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Angela Bassett
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The roughly 10,000 actors, directors,  producers, and other film industry professionals in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted on the winners.

With the #OscarsSoWhite protests of 2015 and 2016, the academy increased membership from outside the United States and welcomed more women and people of colour.

Seven of the twenty actors nominated this year, including Stephanie and Ke Huy Quan from Everything Everywhere All At Once, were persons of colour.

Blockbuster-filled best-picture nominees will undoubtedly get celebrated by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences; according to data firm Comscore, their combined domestic box office of 1.574 billion dollars is the most ever at the time of nominations.

Before “the slap” characterized the presentation, last year’s awards appeared to be a return edition. Following the incident, the academy prohibited Will Smith from participating for ten years.

Although he was still eligible for nomination, Will Smith’s portrayal of a fugitive slave in Emancipation failed to win enough voters.

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