Jamie Lee Curtis's Oscar Win Has Sparked Backlash, And People Are Not Holding Back

Earlier this evening, Jamie Lee Curtis won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Close-up of Jamie hugging the Oscar
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Her costar Stephanie Hsu was up for the same award, as was Angela Bassett for her work in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Close-ups of Angela and Stephanie smiling
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While Stephanie looked adorably excited for her EEAAO costar, fans were quick to point out Angela's look of disappointment at the award's announcement. Angela was nominated for playing the grieving mother of T'Challa in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which she did while grieving the real-life death of her costar Chadwick Boseman.

Close-ups of Angela and other Best Actress nominees as the winner was announced

You can watch a video of her reaction here.


While Jamie Lee is a deeply talented actor in her own right, let's just say there was some uproar that Angela did not take the award home for her work in Wakanda Forever as well as her legacy as an actor.

People were also quick to call out that Jamie Lee beat Stephanie — who had a much longer and more integral part in the film than she did.

Comment: Can't believe Stephanie Hsu, who played a depressed immigrant daughter traveling throughout the universe to find a version of her mother who loved her, lost to an irs agent

Her win even initiated a discussion on the roles nepotism plays in awards shows like these. Jamie Lee is the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh — both Oscar nominees.

And, of course, some downright hilarious tweets were made:

What do you think? Was Jamie Lee's win well deserved, or did the academy flop with this one? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!