- Jamie Lee Curtis won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”
- But the Oscar should go to another deserving nominee: Angela Bassett.
- Curtis is a talented actor, but his role in “Everything Everywhere All At Once” wasn’t Oscar-worthy.
When Jamie Lee Curtis was announced as Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” I searched for Bassett’s face on the TV screen and didn’t see Curtis surprised and delighted. The actor, who was up for the same award, appeared to be in physical pain, and unlike the other nominees who were genuinely, or at least pretended to, happy for Curtis, he didn’t bother to applaud.
For a ceremony full of glamor, smiles, and enthusiastic applause, it might be too much. honest Moment from the three-and-a-half-hour stream: A favorite, sorely disappointed by his loss, isn’t afraid to show it.
Deservedly more nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category. Stephanie Hsu, who starred in “Everything Everywhere All At Ones,” had the most screen time in dual roles as the daughter of Michael Yeo’s character Joy Wang and powerful nihilistic villain Jobu Dubaki. Hong Cha’s pain and grief were almost palpable in “The Vale” as her character Liz watched helplessly as Brendan Fraser’s character died of heart failure.
But Bassett seemed destined to win for her powerful portrayal of Queen Ramonda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The film made up for the absence of Chadwick Boseman’s passing, with Bassett’s character ruling Wakanda instead of his character.
Bassett had already made history by earning Marvel’s first acting nomination, and also won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. I’m sure she’ll make history again for winning an Oscar, right?
Acting for 46 years, Curtis is an accomplished actress in her own right: one of the greatest knife queens of all time, making people laugh and scream in movies like “True Lies” and “Freaky Friday” or Jump In. . She seats her during the “Halloween” movies. Her role as disgruntled IRS tax collector Deirdre Beaubeirdre in “Everything Everywhere All At Once” provided moments of comic relief, but it wasn’t Oscar-worthy, not because she was a lesser actress than Curtis Bassett, but mainly because the role was lower. .
Bassett’s reaction went viral, earning the sympathy of viewers who thought it was the actor. They ignored her for being a black woman. – The Oscars No. Exactly Known for their versatility. – She understood the reaction of disappointment.
“I’m glad she didn’t fake a reaction to please the idiots about how a black woman should run Hollywood.” wrote a Twitter user.
You could argue that Curtis didn’t have an Oscar Fair “Everything Everywhere All At Ones” is nothing more than an acknowledgment of his considerable body of work. The Academy, from time to time, likes to unofficially acknowledge professional achievements, including some competition wins, by saying, “How’s this guy? No This logic applies to previous winners such as Leonardo DiCaprio, who won the Oscar for Best Actor in “The Revenant” (2016), and Julianne Moore, who won the Oscar for Best Actress in “Still Alice” (2015). and Christopher Plummer, who won Best Supporting Actor for “Beginners” (2012).
But applying this rule to this year’s Best Supporting Actress cannot be supported. In her acting career, Bassett has played a variety of roles, from Katherine Jackson in the television miniseries “The Jacksons: An American Dream” to Bernadine in “Exhale” and Stella in “How Stella Got Her Groove Back.” She was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in 1994 for her portrayal of music icon Tina Turner in the biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” but she lost that year to Holly Hunter. (Some at the time thought the actor had been duped by the Academy.)
Of course, if anyone should have received a lifetime achievement award this year in the Best Supporting Actress category, it should have been Bassett.
“Of course, right now you are praying and hoping with hope [you’ll win]Bassett Mornings told CBS Last Week of missing the Oscars in 1994.
Unfortunately, this year, Angela, you were, and at the time, we both knew it.
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