Actors Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors supported actress Angela Bassett after her lost to Jamie Lee Curtis in the Best Supporting Actress category. 95th Academy Awards ceremony. on Sunday evening.
“Hi Auntie,” Jordan began as he and Majors took the stage to present the award for Best Cinematography. The words were a direct reference to 2018’s Black Panther, in which Jordan’s character Killmonger said the same thing to Bassett, who plays Ramonda.
Majors then added, “we love you.”
A win for Bassett, who was nominated for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, would be the first Academy Award for acting in a Marvel film. This was Bassett’s second Oscar nomination.
The actress received her first Best Supporting Actress nomination nearly three decades ago for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got To Do with It.
On the eve of the 95th Academy Awards, Bassett reflected on her career and told CBS Mornings co-host Gayle King about her shocking loss in 1994.
“At this point … you’re hoping and praying and wishing, but I’m not walking away thinking, ‘I got robbed,'” Bassett said. “These are too negative emotions to carry with you for the rest of your life.”
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