The Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning by Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan via a live stream on YouTube, The Hollywood Reporter reports. But each year, the Black community holds their collective breath to see if any Black actors will be recognized for their performances and work in the film industry.
However, one snub people haven't gotten over is when Angela Bassett who starred as Tina Turner in the 1993 film What's Love Got to Do With It, didn't win the Oscar for best actress in a leading role.
In a throwback interview with Andy Cohen on his show Watch What Happens Live, the host relayed a fan's comment to the legendary actress.
"John from Costa Rica said, 'I always felt Angela was robbed of the Oscar for her portrayal of Tina Turner. What are her feelings?'" Cohen said.
Without hesitation, Bassett responded by hitting her fist on her armchair and let out a little chuckle, "Yeah, me too." The Academy Award-nominated actress lost the coveted prize that year to Holly Hunter for her role in The Piano.
“Good, I agree,” Cohen concurred, People reports.
"John from Costa Rica" isn't the only one still upset over the loss. People took to Twitter to rehash the moment.
— Dionne Grant (@DionneGrant) February 8, 2022
Nothing just up thinking about how Angela Bassett deserved an Oscar for her role playing Tina Turner.
— Travisdimeer (@travisdimeer) February 5, 2022
One person said they even thought Bassett was Turner growing up.
Lol Angela Bassett played her role so damn good i grew up thinking she was Tina Turner ????????
— DaVelvetTeddyBear ???? (@Bitchesmolotte) February 5, 2022
And someone even created a petition to award Bassett with an Oscar for the role.
— Gail Hirst (@hirst_gail) February 5, 2022
As people prepare to watch the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, some will be on edge, hoping there aren't any snubs this year.