Curtis won an outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'.
Jamie Lee Curtis remembered her roots during her big win at the SAG Awards 2023. The star won an outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for Everything Everywhere All at Once, as per PEOPLE.
The other nominees were Black Panther: Wakanda Forever's Angela Bassett, The Whale's Hong Chau, The Banshees of Inisherin's Kerry Condon, and Everything Everywhere All at Once's Stephanie Hsu.
After expressing the initial shock from her table about her name being called, Curtis kissed costar, Michelle Yeoh, on the lips and reached the stage, where she got emotional and said, "Come on!" as she got a standing ovation.
"I'm wearing the wedding ring that my father gave my mother. They hated each other, by the way, by the end of it," she said with a laugh, referencing her late movie star parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. "But my sister Kelly and I were born from love. My father was from Hungary and my mother was from Denmark, and they had nothing and they became these monstrous stars in this industry. My parents were actors. And I married an actor [Christopher Guest]."
She went on to describe her work as an actor as "such a beautiful job" and admitted she loves everything about the profession. "I love actors. I love acting. I love the job we get to do. I love being a part of a crew. I love being part of a cast. I love what we do with each other," she added. Speaking about the debate in Hollywood about nepotism, Curtis said that she knows many actors who "look at nights like this and think 'Is that ever going to be possible for me?'" She added, "And I know you look at me and think 'Well, nepo baby, that's why she's there' — and I totally get it." Curtis continued, "But the truth of the matter is I'm 64 years old and this is just amazing!"
Curtis then had the audience chant Yeoh's name and shared that she signed on to do Everything Everywhere All at Once solely to get to work with her. "Michelle Yeoh, I love you, I love you, I love you," she said, as Yeoh, 60, applauded and cried from their table.
Concluding her speech, Curtis said, "What a f---ing dream, man." Curtis' performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once has resulted in critical acclaim and several accolades this season, including recognition from the Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and more.