Fans spot Angela Bassett's 'shady' reaction when she lost the Oscar to Jamie Lee Curtis
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The whole of Hollywood piled into the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles last night (12 March) for this year's Oscars ceremony.
But while there were plenty of tears from winners who were called onto the stage to collect their award, not everyone was so happy:
Jamie Lee Curtis came out on top as she won the Best Supporting Actress gong for her performance as the curmudgeon tax inspector Deirdre Beaubeirdre in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
As you might expect, she was up against some fierce competition for the award, with the likes of Hong Chau (The Whale), co-star Stephanie Hsu, Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), and Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever).
Well, obviously, not everyone can win, can they?
So when Curtis' name was read out, her fellow nominees were pretty gutted that they missed out on the award.
But while the entire theatre stood up to applaud Curtis for her win, one of the nominees remained sitting, and struggled to hide her displeasure at the result.
In footage from the ceremony, Bassett cuts a very unhappy figure, not even offering so much as a smile for Curtis.
And it didn't go unnoticed by those watching on at home.
Taking to Twitter, one user said: “Angela Bassett’s reaction hurts me."
Another 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."
"Angela Bassett’s reaction to Jamie Lee Curtis’ name being called… you can tell how much that Oscar would have meant to her," put a third.
"She is, was, and always will be incredible. I better see her on that stage SOON."
While another added: "Dayumm #AngelaBassett it’s ok. It called losing gracefully. Sitting with a scowl all p***ed."
Accepting her Oscar, Curtis, 64, said: “I know it looks like I am standing up here on my own but I am not. There are hundreds of people and hundreds of people.
"We just won an Oscar. To my family, my beautiful husband, Christopher Guest, my daughters, Annie and Ruby, my sister Kelly - we just won an Oscar.
“To all of the people who have supported the genre movie’s that I have made for hundreds and hundreds of thousands, we just won an Oscar together.”
Looking up to the sky, the actor - whose parents were Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh - added: “And my mother and father were both nominated for Oscars in different categories, I just won an Oscar.”
Topics: Entertainment, Oscars, TV And Film, Celebrity
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