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Michael B. Jordan sends love to Angela Bassett after Oscars disappointment
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Michael B. Jordan sends love to Angela Bassett after Oscars disappointment

Angela Bassett lost out to Jamie Lee Curtis for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Academy Awards.

Creed star Michael B. Jordan issued his support for Angela Bassett after she lost out on the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

As the 95th Academy Awards kicked off on Sunday night (March 12) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles - Hollywood's most coveted prize was up for grabs.

We got to witness Everything Everywhere All At Once pick up seven awards, including best picture, director, original screenplay, lead actress, supporting actress, supporting actor and editing.

The film became the most-awarded best picture winner since 2008’s Slumdog Millionaire.

While some were delighted to see Jamie Lee Curtis win Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Everything Everywhere All At Once, others were heartbroken by Angela Bassett's reaction to missing out.

The star had been nominated for her performance as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

When Curtis' name was called out, most of the audience cheered and clapped.

However, the 64-year-old MCU star was sat very still with a slight smile on her face.

Viewers were heartbroken by Basset's reaction.

Many people felt she'd been robbed of the award, with one person tweeting: "Oscars definitely owes Angela Bassett reparations."

"#AngelaBassett I’m going to bed. Can’t stomach anymore of this grand larceny," said another, while a third added: "Angela Bassett didn't move, not a smile, not a haha, no reaction, NOTHING. Loved her energy."

Jamie Lee was certainly not expecting her win.

Moments after the award was announced, Basset's Black Panther co-star Michael B. Jordan took to the stage to present an award alongside his Creed III castmate Jonathan Majors.

The pair looked upset as Jordan said: "Hey Auntie."

This was likely a reference to the way his Black Panther villain Erik Killmonger introduces himself to Bassett's Ramonda.

Majors added: "We love you."

As we all know, not everyone can win an Oscar and not everyone needs one to validate their performance on-screen.

Bassett has been universally praised for her role in Wakanda Forever, which saw her take on an incredibly emotional task following the death of Chadwick Boseman.

"Life and art were hand in glove in the making of this movie," she told IndieWire just before the film's release.

"I was just so proud. Just so, so proud of us, as humans too, in the way that it was approached and carried out."

Michael B. Jordan issued support to his co-star.

She also happened to make Oscars history by becoming the first MCU actor to receive an Academy Award nomination.

Speaking to CNN after the exciting news broke, Bassett said: "This morning is a little extra special in the Bassett Vance household with news of my Oscar nomination.

"What has drawn me to each of the women I’ve portrayed throughout my career is their strength, compassion, resilience, and power.

"Wakanda Forever’s Queen Ramonda is a character that touched my spirit because she is a mother and a leader who must care for her grieving nation as much as she cares for her family in mourning.

"Ramonda is a love letter that reflects and acknowledges what we women do everyday."

Topics: Michael B. Jordan, Celebrity, Oscars