Angela Bassett became a Twitter trend as users anticipate her Oscars win for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Moreover, many fans online really want her to win the Best Supporting Actress award, especially after she won the Golden Globe. In fact, it's quite the stacked year with a lot of stellar performances and great films to watch. Furthermore, the other nominees in this category are Kerry Condon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Tsu, and Hong Chau. Overall, Bassett was already nominated for an Oscar before, but this might just be the year.
In other awards show news, Bassett recently accepted the award for Entertainer of the Year at the NAACP Image Awards. During her acceptance speech, she referenced a highly criticized performance from Ariana DeBose during the BAFTA Awards where she rapped about the female nominees. "I guess Angela Bassett did the thing," she joked referencing DeBose's bit. Earlier that night, she said she actually DM'd DeBose to check in on her after people clowned her. Queen Ramonda is as gracious and kind off-screen as she is on.
Twitter Trends Try To Manifest Angela Bassett's Oscars Win
"I DM'd her last night," she told Variety on the red carpet. "I did. It was beautiful. I just wanted to make sure she was OK because, you know, it's a lot of attention. And she is A-OK." She continued her thoughts during an Extra red carpet interview at the SAG Awards. "I saw her that night, and I gave her a big hug," the 64-year-old revealed. "She, my daughter, and I have pictures together. So, we were really thrilled. And then, when I saw [the performance] come out and really take flight, I DM'd her. I said, 'I hope you're not at all bothered by the attention we're generating, my dear, because you're fierce, and I adore you.'"
"We love how everyone is having fun with it now!" she added. "Just having fun." Now, it seems like all those people that went crazy over DeBose's display seem to be concentrating their viral energies into manifesting an Academy Award for the acclaimed actress. Regardless, come back to HNHH for the latest news and updates from the Oscars and Angela Bassett.