Out of all the losses at the 95th Annual Academy Awards, fans are handling Angela Bassett‘s the hardest.
Earlier on in the evening, Best Supporting Actress was awarded to Jamie Lee Curtis. Angela was up for the title thanks to her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, along with fellow nominees Stephanie Hsu, Hong Chau and Kerry Condon.
The camera panned to all of the Oscar nominees as Jamie Lee was announced as the winner for her portrayal in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Viewers from home couldn’t help but take in Angela’s crestfallen reaction.
One fan reposted the moment on Twitter and added: “Angela’s face … oh I’d be angry too if I got robbed of this award.” It inspired a flux of support toward the actress as the term “ROBBED” trended on the platform. “They really robbed Angela Bassett out of another #Oscar,” a different user added.
Another missed moment that flew under the radar involved Black Panther co-star Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors who later took the stage. Before the two presented, they took a beat to acknowledge Angela: “Hey Auntie, we love you.”
A Twitter user shared the clip and interpreted it as the pair sending a supporting message amidst her loss. “They know Angela Bassett got robbed. #Oscars,” the user wrote.
Though she didn’t take home the trophy, she’s already made history as her nomination marks the only time a performance from the Marvel Cinematic Universe has appeared in any of the Oscars’ four acting categories.
During the red carpet, the 9-1-1 star looked regal in her purple Moschino gown and told Entertainment Tonight that she was “feeling pretty good.” She was flanked by her husband, Courtney B. Vance, and their twins, Bronwyn and Slater.
“I think it’s long overdue, and I really want to see her be honored the way that I know she should be,” Slater told the outlet. “And so this will mean a lot to me, and I know it’ll mean even more to her, so, I’m waiting I’m waiting and I’m ready for it.”
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