Jamie Lee Curtis beat Angela Bassett at the Oscars and the internet is not happy


After a shocking and controversial victory at the SAG Awards two weeks ago, Hollywood’s most defensive Nepo babe Jamie Lee Curtis is setting the internet on fire again after beating Angela Bassett for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

The 64-year-old veteran won the Oscar for her role as the antagonistic IRS inspector in All At Once – not only beating out Bassett but also her co-star in the film, Stephanie Hsu. Despite the excitement in the auditorium when she won, social media didn’t seem too thrilled that Curtis walked away with the award.

The Best Supporting Actress category has been refreshingly fluid this awards season. At first it seemed like Bassett, who was nominated for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, was on track to earn her first Oscar in her nearly 40-year career — especially after winning the Golden Globe. In 1994, Bassett controversially lost the Best Actress award for her iconic portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It to Holly Hunter for The Piano. That fact, along with her popular status online, made her potential Oscar win this year something to get excited about.

Kerry Condon was also considered a likely winner in the final weeks leading up to the ceremony. The Irish actress won Best Supporting Actress at this year’s BAFTAs for her role as ‎Siobhán Súilleabháin in The Banshees of Inisherin. Despite being a lesser-known actress in this category, she quickly became a fan-favorite on social media, with some of her scenes from the film going viral on TikTok and Twitter. The same goes for Hsu, who was initially written off as a dark horse but gradually gained support from her Hollywood peers throughout awards season.

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Curtis’ place among the nominees has always been a bit odd, considering she only had a limited one-note performance in the film. (Personally, I think she tops her welcome in some sort of white person screen time quota.) At least the Curtis naysayers didn’t have to listen as the actress proclaimed her nepo-baby status for the millionth time in her acceptance speech, which was actually quite endearing.

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“To all the people who have supported the genre films that I’ve made over the years, the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people, we just won an Oscar together,” the Scream Queen said, seemingly to horror film fans.

The Halloween star dedicated her entire speech to thanking the people who brought her to this moment, including the EEAO directing team, The Daniels, her castmates, her children and, of course, her acting parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.

“And to my mom and dad, who were both Oscar nominees in different categories, I just won an Oscar.”

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