Angela Bassett did the thing” has taken on a life of its own following the actress’ big wins at the 2023 NAACP Image Awards. Last night (Feb. 26), she took home trophies for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role on “9-1-1” and Entertainer of the Year.

During her acceptance speech for the latter, she said, “I guess Angela Bassett did the thang!” The now infamously memed line was part of Ariana DeBose’s viral rap opener at this year’s BAFTA Awards on Feb. 19. “Angela Bassett did the thing / Viola Davis, my Woman King / Blanchett Cate, you’re a genius / Jamie Lee, you’re all of us,” DeBose rapped.

The moment became a sensation across social media platforms, which ultimately led Bassett to check in on The West Side Story star. “I DM’d her last night. I did. It was beautiful. I just wanted to make sure she was okay because, you know, it’s a lot of attention. And she is A-Okay,” she told Variety while on the red carpet ahead of the NAACP Image Awards.

Fans are now doing the thing, and looking for any and all ways to link the viral moment to the upcoming Oscars in the hopes that it will once again come full circle. The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Ramonda. Her recognition marks the first time a person of color has earned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ nod for a comic book adaptation. It also marks the second time that Bassett has been nominated, the first being Best Actress for 1993’s What’s Love Got to Do with It.

Peep a few tweets of fans doing their thing below.