The “Creed III” co-stars gave a shoutout to Bassett while onstage presenting the award for Best Cinematography at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday night. Bassett had lost the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award to Jamie Lee Curtis moments before.
“Hey, Auntie,” Jordan said to his “Black Panther” co-star seated in the audience.
“We love you,” Majors followed up.
People on Twitter pointed out that Jordan and Majors’ subtle remarks were a powerful display of love, support and solidarity.
Bassett, who made history becoming the first actor from the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to score an acting Oscar nom, was a favorite to win the award at this year’s ceremony.
The actor was famously snubbed when she was nominated for Best Actress for her memorable portrayal of Tina Turner in the 1993 biopic “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
“Of course, in the moment, you’re hoping and praying and wishing … but I don’t walk away thinking I’ve been robbed,” she said. “That’s too negative of an emotion to carry with me for the rest of my life.”