Fans award the Oscar for “White Mediocrity” with Angela Basset Loss
Hearts broke at the just-concluded 95th annual Academy Awards! What should have been an eventful night for Angela Bassett and her loyal supporters turned out to be just the opposite after the incredible star lost her Best Supporting Actress Oscar to Jamie Lee Curtis.
Dubbed the ‘scream queen’ due to her prominent and influential roles in horror films, Curtis put her superior skills to good use as she triumphantly claimed the prize sought after by other nominees in the category.
After Jamie Lee Curtis’ surprise win, fans call for Oscars for promoting ‘white mediocrity’
The ‘Knives Out’ actress has finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of winning her first Oscar. She won the best supporting actress Oscar for her performance in the superhero comedy “Everything Everywhere All At Once” in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Curtis looked stunning in a shimmering cream and silver dress with a corset across her torso as she took to the stage to accept her award and give a touching welcome speech to her husband, children, the ‘EEAAO’ crew and her parents.
Howeverthe “Halloween” actress’ win came as a shock to many fans who were disappointed that she beat out front-runner Bassett, whose work in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” earned Marvel its first acting Oscar nomination.
Nominated alongside Curtis in the supporting actress category was her “Everything Everywhere All At Once” co-star Stephanie Hsu, along with “The Whale’s” Hong Chau and “The Banshees Of Inisherin” Kerry Condon.
Curtis expressed his joy after receiving the trophy: “I know it looks like I’m standing here alone, but I’m not. I am hundreds of people… The group of artists who made the film just won an Oscar”!
He further added, “To all those who have supported the genre films I’ve made over the years, the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people… We. Exactly. Won. An. Oscar. Together! And both my mom and dad were nominated for Oscars in different categories… I just won an Oscar.”
Not impressed with the result, several took to Twitter to express their displeasure at the news and call out the Oscars for snubbing Bassett.
One angrily commented: “Angela Bassett’s reaction hurts me #Oscar 🙁. This tweet was accompanied by a short clip that revealed the “Black Panther” actress’ disappointed reaction after the winner was announced.
Another shocked fan inquired: “Jamie Lee Curtis????? Over Angela Bassett and Stephanie Hsu”??? A third bluntly stated: “Of course the #Oscars reward white mediocrity because in what world did Jamie Lee Curtis give a better performance than Stephanie Compared to Hsu or Angela Bassett”?
One commenter made his point, writing: “Jamie was barely in that movie, there’s no way he got this award from the actual antagonist of the movie and Angela Bassett, who gave the performance of a lifetime.”
Meanwhile, a rather enraged individual wanted to understand the reason for Curtis’ victory. They wrote: “Angela Bassett played a grieving mother, Stephanie Hsu played a weird, multi-dimensional girl, and I still don’t know what the hell Jamie was doing a** everywhere.”
Jaime Lee Curtis????? Over Angela Bassett and Stephanie Hsu??? #Oscar pic.twitter.com/yp7odMPJ77
— boranyuka yor faker🍷 (@autumnvelvets) March 13, 2023
They went on to ask “can any of you tell me what the F**K Jamie Lee Curtis did in everything”???? Another wrote: “Stephani Hsu AND Angela Bassett lost to King Jamie Lee Curtis. You can’t make this shit up.”
one Twitter user suggested: “Jamie Lee Curtis is so frivolous over Stephanie Hsu and Angela Bassett because of all the roles he’s had in his life there’s no way he should have won at eeaao. It should have been FREAKY FRIDAY.” They avoided Curtis’ speech and added, “YOUR PARENTS ARE SAFE.”
Of course the #Oscar they reward white mediocrity because in what world did Jamie Lee Curtis give a better performance than Stephanie Hsu or Angela Bassett? pic.twitter.com/lvraxiXqAc
— ً (@meradceu) March 13, 2023
Additionally, a die-hard Bassett fan shared her thoughts on the matter, writing, “Getting Angela Bassett down is EXACTLY what I’m paying these ragged asses for. Anyway, shout out to NAACP Image Award Winner/Entertainer of the Year Angela Bassett.”
Bassett had previously addressed not being recognized at the 1994 Oscars
The ‘Malcolm X’ actress who made a name for herself in the Hollywood industry seems to have been constantly stripped of her shine by the organizers of the Academy Awards.
The 64-year-old man, while appearing on the “CBS Mornings” just days before the premiere of the 95th Academy Awards, he explained how he felt about not receiving an award for his performance in Tina Turner’s 1993 biopic – What’s Love Got To To With It.
He said: “Of course at this point you’re hoping and praying and wishing… but I’m not going away thinking I’ve been robbed. This is too negative an emotion to carry with me for the rest of my life.”
Bassett continued, “I choose to believe there’s a reason it didn’t happen.”