Actor Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors showed support for actress Angela Bassett Lost to Jamie Lee Curtis In the Best Supporting Actress category 95th Academy Awards Sunday night.
“Hey aunty,” Jordan began as he led the way to the stage to present the award for Major Best Cinematography. The words were a direct reference to 2018’s “Black Panther,” where Jordan’s character Killmonger said the exact same thing to Bassett, who plays Ramonda.
Major then added, “We love you.”
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors praised Angela Bassett after her co-star lost at the #Oscars: “Hi, Auntie. We love you.” https://t.co/ndiKiHfmID pic.twitter.com/5YwcBzWM1Q
— Variety (@Variety) March 13, 2023
A win for Bassett, who was nominated for his role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” would be the first Academy Award for a performance in a Marvel movie. This was Bassett’s second Oscar nomination.
The actress received her first nomination for best supporting actress nearly three decades ago for her portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
Leading up to the 95th Academy Awards, Bassett reflects on his career and opened up about her tragic loss to “CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King in 1994.
“At this point … you’re hoping, praying, and wishing, but I’m not walking away thinking, ‘I’m robbed,'” Bassett said. “It’s too negative of an emotion to carry with me for the rest of my life.”
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