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“This is in bad taste”: Marvel Star Angela Bassett Doesn’t Clap for Jamie Lee Curtis’ Win at the Oscars, Ignites Fierce Debate Among Fans

“This is in bad taste”: Marvel Star Angela Bassett Doesn’t Clap for Jamie Lee Curtis’ Win at the Oscars, Ignites Fierce Debate Among Fans

Fans are calling Black Panther star Angela Bassett “bitter” after the actress did not make the effort to clap for opponent Jamie Lee Curtis upon winning Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars. Her reaction stirred controversy and hot debate all across social media, and fans are criticizing the Marvel star for her behavior.

Angela Bassett Oscars
Angela Bassett at the Oscars

Angela Bassett played Queen Ramonda in the Black Panther sequel, Wakanda Forever, while Jamie Lee Curtis portrayed Deirdre Beaubeirdre in Everything Everywhere All at Once. The 64-year-old star showed up on the red carpet wearing a royal purple Moschino gown for her first-ever nomination for the Best Supporting Actress category for a Marvel film.

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The snub has definitely stung Angela Bassett as it is her second time losing at the Academy Awards. In 1994, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role as Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It. She lost to Holly Hunter, who won the prize for The Piano.

Curtis was a third favorite in the list, after Bassett and The Banshees of Inisherin star Kerry Condon. Many fans are happy with Curtis’ win considering her lengthy career in the movie industry, but some fans also sympathize with Bassett.

The Marvel star’s crestfallen reaction may perhaps be due to shock or sheer disappointment after fans’ rigorous campaign for her to win the Oscars last November after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiered. Her performance was immensely praised by critics and fans, and almost every single tweet cheered for her to bag the Best Actress award.

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Jamie Lee Curtis Oscars
Jamie Lee Curtis wins Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars

Meanwhile, Curtis gave her acceptance speech and extended her gratitude toward fans who supported Everything Everywhere All at Once:

I know it looks like I’m standing up here by myself but I am not, I am hundreds of people. I’m hundreds of people. To all the people who have supported the genre movies that I’ve made for these years, the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people, we just won an Oscar together!

The 2023 Oscars was a big moment for the cast and crew of Everything Everywhere All at Once as the movie took home seven awards, including Best Picture and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh.

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Fans Slammed Angela Bassett For Not Clapping For Jamie Lee Curtis At The Oscars

Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther
Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther

Viewers who witnessed the tense moment sympathized with Angela Bassett, although many also criticized the actress for being a “sore loser” and some even called her “bitter af” and “incredibly rude.” Check out their tweets below:

While the Oscars is a huge deal for filmmakers and artists, sportsmanship is a virtue that everyone should practice. At the end of the day, everyone worked hard to bring the fans a great movie experience.

Source: Twitter

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Written by Ariane Cruz

I write feature articles for FandomWire, mostly focusing on Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Netflix, HBO, and Hollywood news.