Oscars: Best Supporting Actress, an upset? Jamie Lee!

It seemed like Angela Bassett’s Oscar to lose. “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” was one of the more middling films to earn nominations, but she’s regal in it.

Wonder if Jamie Lee’s lovely, loopy SAG acceptance speech and other Awards Season moments altered that trajectory? She has refused to take herself too seriously, and milked every appearance like it was Comic Con and they were coronating her. Again.

“WE just won an Oscar,” to an entire team. “To all of the people who have supported my genre films over the years, WE JUST WON AN OSCAR TOGETHER!”

Beautiful moment for Jamie Lee Curtis, scream queen, ’80s sex symbol and “Trading Places” heroine, as teary as Mr. Quan’s.

Now, somebody call Angela Bassett for a role that will get her nominated next year. She’s way past due.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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