'Creed III' co-stars were presenting an award when they tipped their hats to Angela Bassett after she didn't win the Oscar for 'Best Actress.'
Angela Bassett, who portrayed the role of Queen Ramonda in "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" did not win the Oscars but sure has won many hearts. On Sunday night, "Creed III" co-stars Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors took the stage to present the Best Cinematography award at the Oscars. While presenting the award, they took a moment to appreciate the actress. The duo said, "Hey Auntie, we love you," as reported by ET Canada. Bassett looked stunning in a purple dress and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the Marvel sequel. But the award went to Jamie Lee Curtis for her movie, "Everything Everywhere All at Once."
Angela Bassett’s reaction to Jamie Lee Curtis’ name being called…you can tell how much that Oscar would have meant to her. she is, was, and always will be incredible. I better see her on that stage SOON pic.twitter.com/oHDfuDUksG— Spencer Althouse (@SpencerAlthouse) March 13, 2023
Bassett was captured on camera, giving an underwhelmed response after she lost the award. Many Twitter users noted the actor's response. @SpenceAlthouse commented, "Angela Bassett’s reaction to Jamie Lee Curtis’ name being called…you can tell how much that Oscar would have meant to her. she is, was, and always will be incredible. I better see her on that stage SOON." @Phil_Lewis_ commented, "Angela Bassett’s reaction hurts me #Oscars."@Bama0571 commented, "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 … #notclassy #oscar Congrats to @jamieleecurtis." @Susanloli commented, "Angela Bassett not standing up for Jamie Lee Curtis is kinda shady. I get you’re upset for not winning but damn…."
Angela Bassett’s reaction hurts me #Oscars 🙁 pic.twitter.com/wUgwJ5TWBA— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 13, 2023
Bassett was the first actor to be nominated for an Oscar from a Marvel movie. The actress was first nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for her movie, “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” according to Independent. Sharing how she feels about having family by her side for this big moment, the actor said, "I'm feeling pretty good." She was accompanied by her husband, Courtney B. Vance and their twins, Bronwyn and Slater, as reported by ET.
Her daughter also wore a purple gown just like her mother's. "It was up to me. She said it was my day. And I thought she looked stunning in it. And she's my little princess." Bassett was hoping to win on Sunday and it's something her children felt was "long overdue." "I just think it's long overdue and I really want to see her be honored the way that I know she should be," Slater shared. "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."
When Bassett was nominated for the movie, she shared in a statement, "Wakanda Forever’s Queen Ramonda is a character that touched my spirit because she is a mother and a leader who must care for her grieving nation as much as she cares for her family in mourning. Ramonda is a love letter that reflects and acknowledges what we women do every day. There was so much to unpack as an actress because it’s brilliant storytelling, alongside a wealth of talent in front of and behind the camera."
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors gave a shout out to Angela Bassett at the #Oscars.— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) March 13, 2023
“Hey Auntie, we love you.” ♥️ pic.twitter.com/NwMn0HkbTl
However, Bassett did not get the opportunity to bag an award, but the film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" won a total of seven awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh.