Hollywood’s elites descended upon the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles for the 95th Oscars this past week, and as per usual some of the self-styled celebrities’ self-aggrandizement made more news than the program itself.
As most Americans continued to snub the show in favor of doing almost anything else – fewer than 20 million tuned in, down from highs almost double that just a few years ago – they likely would have missed one of the highlights of the evening.
Oscar-nominee Angela Bassett, a contender for Best Support Actress, made the rounds on the internet as the “sore loser” from Sunday’s awards ceremony for her sour-puss reaction upon not hearing her name read from the opened envelope.
Bassett lost out to Jamie Lee Curtis for her portrayal as Deirdre Beaubeirdre in the Best Picture-winning Everything Everywhere all at once. As cameras focused on the nominees, she could be seen mouthing “Oh, shut up” as she heard her name called.
Bassett looked extremely put off and neither applauded nor stood for Curtis’ victory.
Here was the moment for which Angela Bassett got ruthlessly mocked:
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
“Angela Bassett is an amazing actress, but the sore loser vibe… It would be great to see women supporting each other, even in the face of disappointment (esp. during women’s history month.),” one Twitter comment read below the video, hilariously pointing out the leftist lovefest with special months.
“Angela Bassett is a sore loser, I’m no longer a fan of hers! It actually makes me happier that Jamie Lee Curtis won, now knowing that Angela Bassett had this hateful reaction! #Oscars,” said another.
Predictably, the usual crowd came to Bassett’s defense.
“Good for Angela Bassett not smiling nor clapping. Y’all expect Black women to not only be exceptional, but be happy for others who get accolades we deserve over and over,” a user wrote in her defense.
While I wouldn’t have used those words, there is at least one thing I have in common with Bassett: I don’t feel like cheering on these Hollywood weirdos, either.
Having made a point to not see anything Hollywood churns out, it’s impossible to address which actor was more deserving. As Jamie Lee Curtis has dutifully shown up for the woke brigade and been in the industry for a while, it’s just as likely “it was her turn” more than anything else.
After all, if art is subjective, who’s not to say every single actor in every single film deserves their own little trophy? Thanks, postmodernism.
And no doubt, Bassett likely felt like she was a slam dunk after critics were once again terrified to say anything negative or even neutral about the Black Panther film. Her cloistered world must have presented every indication and confirmation she’d easily win. To be fair, most people that saw the film said she turned out a solid performance…for a Marvel movie.
We can only speculate, but perhaps there was some typical woke programming eating away at her too. First the predominantly-Asian cast of Everything Everywhere All At Once was sweeping the awards, and then some white lady won for her part in it too! So much racism everywhere.
Featured image: Screen shot from embedded Twitter video.
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