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After a shocking and controversial win at the SAG Awards two weeks ago, Hollywood’s most defensive nepo-baby Jamie Lee Curtis is setting the internet ablaze again after beating Angela Bassett for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
The 64-year-old screen veteran won the Oscar for her role as an antagonistic IRS inspector in Everything Everywhere All At Once—not only beating Bassett but her co-star in the film, Stephanie Hsu. Despite the excitement in the auditorium when she won, social media seemed less than enthused about Curtis walking away with the prize.
The Best Supporting Actress category has been refreshingly fluid this awards season. At the start, it seemed like Bassett, who was nominated for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, was on her way to earning her first Oscar in her almost 40-year career—particularly after she won the Golden Globe. In 1994, Bassett controversially lost Best Actress for her iconic portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It to Holly Hunter for The Piano. This fact, as well as her beloved status online, made her potential Oscar win this year something to root for.