Angela Bassett was dragged on social media for her sourpuss reaction over losing the Best Supporting Actress award to actress Jamie Lee Curtis at the 2023 Oscar Awards on Sunday.
Disappointment was written all over Bassett’s face when Curtis won the first Oscar of her decades-long career for her role in the independent film Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The Wakanda Forever star clenched her jaws and refused to applaud Curtis, 64, who shouted “Shut up!” when she won her first-ever Oscar.
Bassett, 64, had hoped to win Marvel Studios’ first acting Oscar after Wakanda Forever was snubbed by the Academy in every other category.
After the awards show, Bassett and her husband, Courtney B. Vance (right), attended the Vanity Fair after-party, where she posed with Best Actress winner Michelle Yeoh (2nd from left).
Bassett embraced actress Stephanie Hsu, who was inconsolable after also losing the Best Supporting Actress Oscar to Jamie Lee Curtis. However, unlike Bassett, Hsu applauded for Curtis at the Oscars.
Fans took to social media to slam Bassett for not applauding Curtis.
One person wrote: “Bassett is a fantastic actress. A shame she didn’t continue performing tonight and applaud when Jamie Lee won.”
Another person tweeted, “Jamie Lee Curtis applauded for Angela Bassett at the Golden Globes, so why couldn’t Bassett reciprocate? Sore loser and no class.”
A third person wrote: “Everyone wants to win. However most won’t. That’s life. And sore loser is never a good look.”
Curtis’ fans say she should’ve won an Oscar for flashing her boobs in a scene from the 1983 comedy film Trading Places. She played a savvy hooker named Ophelia alongside stock brokers Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) and Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd).
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 13, 2023
Jamie Lee Curtis applauded for Angela Bassett at the Golden Globes, so why couldn’t Bassett reciprocate? Sore loser and no class.
— James A Jolley Jr (@Jjimjr) March 13, 2023
Good for Angela Bassett not smiling nor clapping. Y’all expect Black women to not only be exceptional, but be happy for other who get accolades we deserve over and over.
— Get Her, Jade! (@keatingssixth) March 13, 2023
— Francine Bradley (@fab10271) March 13, 2023