Austin Butler was comforted by Angela Bassett amid the Best Actor nomination reading, which netizens praised.
however, Elvis Starr also lost to Brandon Fraser who took home the trophy. The wheel
But fans praised the Marvel star for comforting the young actor as the clip went viral.
“Angela Bassett holding Austin Butler’s hand as they panicked…exactly the kind of woman I imagined,” one fan wrote.
“Shout out to Austin Butler clinging to Angela Bassett,” tweeted another.
“Angela Bassett has a right to be hurt,” added a third.
“It’s been a long road for her, too. And she’s sitting there in the front row, being kind, holding Austin Butler’s hand while his category is up, and holding herself like she’s the reigning queen.”