The 95th Academy Awards had their first big upset of the evening on Sunday night when the Oscar for Best Supporting went to Jamie Lee Curtis for her supporting cast role in Everything Everywhere All at Once when many expected it to go to Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. While Curtis’ win was by no means not deserved, it was still a surprise.
But Bassett’s fellow Marvel co-stars Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors paid tribute to Bassett anyway during their own turn on stage, presenting the award for Cinematography. When Jordan and Majors came on stage to present, Jordan addressed Bassett in the audience with a simple “Hey Auntie. We love you.”
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Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors give a shoutout to Angela Bassett: “Hey Auntie, we love you.” #Oscars pic.twitter.com/xIQlVq8AOZ
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 13, 2023
It was a touching shoutout, but one with significance for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Hey Auntie” is the line that Jordan delivered when he arrived in the throne room in Wakanda in Black Panther, though it would be safe to say he wasn’t exactly paying tribute to Queen Ramonda in that moment.