Angela Bassett Opens Up About Oscars Loss to Jamie Lee Curtis: “A Supreme Disappointment”

by Gee NY
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In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, actress Angela Bassett candidly opened up about her feelings regarding her loss at the 2023 Academy Awards, where she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

The 65-year-old star expressed her disappointment over not winning the prestigious award, which ultimately went to Jamie Lee Curtis for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

Reflecting on the moment her name wasn’t called for the award, Bassett admitted:

“It was, of course, a supreme disappointment.”

Despite her disappointment, she emphasized her intention to handle the situation graciously, acknowledging the human aspect of disappointment.

During the interview, Winfrey also shared her surprise and disappointment over Bassett’s loss, expressing her belief that Bassett was a deserving winner. Bassett confessed that she, too, was “gobsmacked” by the outcome.

The actress also addressed her viral reaction to Curtis’ win, explaining that while she was disappointed, she aimed to handle the situation with grace.

She also talked about the importance of setting an example for her children and maintaining composure in moments of disappointment.

Bassett’s loss at the 2023 Oscars marked a significant moment in her career, as she became the first actor to receive an Oscar nomination for a performance in a Marvel film.

Despite not winning, she garnered critical acclaim for her role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” winning the Critics’ Choice Award and Golden Globe for her performance.

Additionally, Bassett was honored with an honorary Oscar at the 2023 Governor’s Awards, highlighting her remarkable contributions to the film industry throughout her illustrious career.

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