Following her widely praised acting performance in last year’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever film, many Marvel and movie fans predicted that Academy Award-winning actress, Angela Basset, was poised to take home her first Oscar during the 2023 Oscars on Sunday, March 12th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

However, the Waiting to Exhale actress returned home empty-handed, shocking viewers at home.

Bassett’s compelling performance as “Queen Ramonda” in 2022’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” had made her a contender for the year’s Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. She had already swept the season’s Golden Globes, NAACP Image Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and others.

Nevertheless, Basset’s run for the award came to an end after Jamie Lee Curtis took home the prized award, beating out fellow contenders, Hong Chau, Kerry Condon, Stephanie Hsu, and Angela Basset. Meanwhile, the 64-year-old made history for her nomination which serves as a first for a Marvel role.

Fans took to social media to express their outrage, seeing as Basset would have joined the exclusive group of Black actresses who have previously won the award, including Hattie McDaniel, Whoopi Goldberg, Jennifer Hudson, Mo’Nique, Octavia Spencer, Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis, Regina King, and Ariana DeBose.

See below for fan reactions on Twitter following the announcement.