Curtis was nominated for the category of Best Supporting Actress for a role she played in the movie 'Everything Everywhere All at Once', the movie with the most nominations in 2023.
Jamie Lee Curtis is awestruck by her nomination for an Oscar. The star received her maiden Academy Award nomination on January 24 morning in the Best Supporting Actress category for the movie Everything Everywhere All at Once, which had the most nominations of 2023 with 11 total. Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu, the 64-year-old's co-stars, also received nominations.
Curtis's close friend, Debbie Oppenheimer surprised her with a visit to watch the nominations with her friend.
After hearing the news, Curtis posted images on Instagram taken by Oppenheimer, one of which showed the touching moment she gave her husband, Christopher Guest, an adorable hug. Curtis wrote in the caption, "There she [Debbie] was in the pitch black, freezing, cold in a park. She came in and sat with me as I had sat with her the day she was heading toward the Oscar ceremony, the year she won. We held hands. I didn't even realize she took pictures. The first is the moment of hearing my name, and then the thrill of my friend, Stephanie's @stephaniehsuofficial name, and the rest of the nominations, and then the best thing of all, a loving embrace for my husband. No filters. No fakery. Just the truth of a moment of joy Captured by a friend."
Curtis, all smiles and extremely happy with the amazing news hugged her husband. Guest, Curtis's husband of 38 years, caught her eye when she was flipping the pages of a magazine. The two have been together since 1984.
Curtis also shared a vintage photo on Instagram of her late parents, actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, taken at the 1960 Oscars. For Psycho (1960), Leigh, who passed away in 2004, received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and Tony, who passed away in 2010, received a nomination for Best Actor for The Defiant Ones (1958).
She captioned the vintage photos, explaining the personal connection she has with the movie, "As this is a movie about a family of immigrants and their struggles through life, immediately I'm thinking of my parents, children of immigrants from Hungary and Denmark, whose families came here and sacrificed for their children to achieve their dreams."
She shared how proud she was of the nominations, especially given her parents' journey, adding, "I can only imagine what it would feel like for them and their parents to hear that their daughter/granddaughter was nominated this morning for an Oscar." Curtis shared, "I am stunned and humbled and excited for our little movie that could and did and based on today's nominations, continues to do and do and do."
On Sunday, March 12, Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars event, which will be broadcast live on ABC, per The Hollywood Reporter. Austin Butler, Hong Chau, Kerry Condon, Ana de Armas, Colin Farrell, Brendan Fraser, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Tyree Henry, Stephanie Hsu, Barry Keoghan, Paul Mescal, Bill Nighy, Ke Huy Quan, Andrea Riseborough, and Michelle Yeoh are among the other 15 first-time actors nominated.
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