Angela Bassett’s Heartwarming Gesture To Austin Butler Goes Viral
Angela Bassett has been praised for comforting Austin Butler amid the reading of the Best Actor nominees, minutes before losing in her Best Supporting Actress category.
However, The Elvis star also lost to Brendan Fraser who won the trophy for The whale.
But fans were quick to praise the Marvel star for comforting the young actor as the clip went viral.
“Angela Bassett holding Austin Butler’s hand while he’s nervous…exactly the kind of woman I imagined her to be,” one fan wrote.
“Shout out to Austin Butler hanging on to Angela Bassett,” tweeted another.
“Angela Bassett has every right to be hurt,” added a third.
“It’s been a long road for her too. And she sat in the front row, was graceful, held hands with Austin Butler as her category rose, and held herself like the royal queen that she is.