Angela Bassett was honored by Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday.
Bassett was the overwhelming frontrunner to win Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. In one of the night’s biggest surprises, Jamie Lee Curtis won the award for her portrayal in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.
Yet, when it came time to give the award for Best Cinematography, the Creed III co-stars made sure to pay their respects in a low-key manner.
Before diving into their prepared material, Jordan nodded toward Bassett in the audience and gently shared, “Hello, Auntie,” the line his character, Erik Killmonger, famously uttered to Bassett’s Queen Ramonda in the first Black Panther film.
“We love you,” Majors added, with a supportive smile, before they got to the planned presentation.
It didn’t go unnoticed by fans, who shared their love for the sweet shout-out.
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors gave a shoutout to Angela Bassett while presenting Best Cinematography.
“Hey Auntie, we love you.” 🖤🖤 pic.twitter.com/J7cnxJ6lmW
— 2 Black Nerds⚡️ (@2BlackNerds) March 13, 2023
Michael B Jordan made sure he let it be known on his support for Angela Bassett
“Hey Auntie…we love you” pic.twitter.com/FMcqoTIjj4
— Nick Hamilton (@NickHamilton213) March 13, 2023
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors give a quick shoutout to Angela Bassett:
"Hey Auntie, we love you." #Oscars 💜😭
— Black Panther 2 News (@bpanthernews) March 13, 2023
Angela Bassett didn’t do the thing, and neither did Stephanie Hsu, but hey, we got this sweet moment from Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors! #Oscars
"Hi, auntie. We love you."
— Temur Durrani (@temurdur) March 13, 2023
“Hey, Auntie. We love you.” #Oscars
Jonathan Majors and Michael B. Jordan showed some love to Angela Bassett ❤️ pic.twitter.com/fIfYqDQboW
— Okayplayer (@okayplayer) March 13, 2023
That “hey auntie” to Angela Bassett from Michael B Jordan and Jonathan Majors was the subtle equivalent to this: #Oscars pic.twitter.com/hvDClY4r5h
— The Yanna Mentality 💭🧠✨ (@YannaGod) March 13, 2023
“Hey Auntie, We Love You” – Michael B. Jordan to Angela Bassett and speaking for all of us on the #Oscar stage. pic.twitter.com/qEVUFqJZJ4
— Ryan Williams (@Ryan_Wms) March 13, 2023
Michael B. Jordan and Jonathan Majors saying “Hey, Auntie. We love you” to Angela Bassett before presenting an award at the #Oscars. pic.twitter.com/1T4Zjd13pw
— Geeks of Color (@GeeksOfColor) March 13, 2023