Oscars 2023: Angela Bassett’s reaction to losing to Jamie Lee Curtis goes viral. Did she do well? For us, yes

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Thousands of accounts that tell us every day that we must be ourselves and must not hide our emotions and then we become annoyed if an actress who does not win an Oscar is sacrosanctly hurt. It happened to Angela Bassett which, the moment Troy Kotsur and Ariana DeBose announce that it is Jamie Lee Curtis the winner of the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Everything Everywhere All At Once, has no intention of masking his disappointment. While Curtis approaches the stage to collect the statuette Bassett, unlike the other nominees for the award, doesn’t smile, clap or stand up. The ABC cameras return her cold, impassive, as well as evidently annoyed.

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It is comprensible: until the end the predictions gave Bassett and Curtis very close, and it is evident that at some point the actress must have hoped for it. The film for which she was nominated is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and we are sure that Angela would have liked not only to tick it in the category, but also to go down in history as the first actress of a Marvel-penned film to conquer the statuette, but this was not the case. The problem here, however, is another: Was he right or wrong to show in public that he was hurt by the defeat? The American newspapers have been discussing it for hours, while we think: why not?

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We don’t know if Hong Chau, Stephanie Hsu and Kerry Condon – the other Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominees – publicly sketched and then trashed the hotel room back home, but the fact remains that each faced with a defeat should react as they see fit. Angela Bassett didn’t kill anyone: he didn’t cry conspiracy, he didn’t insult Jamie Lee Curtis, but he simply chose not to participate in the joy of his victory. Was it his right? Absolutely yes. Was she not sporty? Maybe but, after all, who cares? This was Angela Bassett’s second Oscar nomination – who, by the way, won the Golden Globe in January for the role of Queen Ramonda -: it is probable that in the future she will do it again, but in the meantime, leave us the sacred right not to pretend to be happy for someone when they’re not.

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