Oscars fans outraged by Angela Bassett’s removal as the star ‘refuses to clap’ for Jamie Lee Curtis’ win

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Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Oscars for her role in Everything, Everything, Everywhere.

The Halloween star received only one of seven Oscar nominations for the indie hit, which has since become an all-time award winner.

Her win, however, was not without controversy, as many were cheering for Angela Bassett to receive a long-overdue award for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and many thought she had been ignored.

Curtis was the third favorite to win, after Bassett and The Banshees of Inisherin’s Kerry Condon, and her victory caused an audible gasp from the Dolby Theatre audience, as well as angry reactions from fans on social media.

Bassett kept a neutral face and did not appear to applaud the winner. Some praised her for her dignified reaction, while others believed she was a bitter loser.

@Paula_Galloway tweeted: “She knew. She knew ahead of time. She’d prepared herself for it.

“This isn’t the first time they’ve shaded her. No offense to Jamie Lee. She did an incredible job.

“But, Queen Angela’s flowers are about 30 years over damn due.”

@hautePJones tweeted: “You could see the disappointment on her face.

“Jamie Lee Curtis wasn’t even the best supporting actress of her own movie – it should have gone to the fearless Stephanie Hsu.”

“Angela Bassett losing to Jaime Lee Curtis for Best Supporting Actress has to be the biggest Oscars snub of all time,” Jin Jerelle said.

@t3medias wrote: “I can understand people’s reaction to her not standing up for Jamie Lee Curtis, because you always gotta stay classy.

“This just feels like her last snub. The momentum was on her side.

“I like Curtis too but she did not give a better performance than Angela Bassett.”

And @baby_izabel fumed: “Angela Bassett didn’t win Best Supporting Actress for Wakanda Forever even though her monologue after losing her daughter sent chills through the theatre.

Curtis was apparently taken aback by the award, yelling “Shut up!” when her name was called.

Following her remarks, Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors of Creed III took the stage for the following award and paid respect to Bassett.

“Hey Auntie,” Majors said before Jordan added: “We love you.”

Jordan co-starred in both Black Panther films with Bassett, while Majors just entered the Marvel universe as the supervillain Kang the Conqueror.

Bassett’s other including that outside of the MCU include Malcolm X, Boyz n the Hood, Mission Impossible: Fallout, and the TV series 9-1-1 and American Horror Story.

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