Jamie Lee Curtis won her first Oscar at the 2023 Oscars and thanked fans of her genre work for their support throughout her film career.
Curtis, 64, won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once, 45 years after her debut in Halloween 1978.
An emotional Curtis paid tribute to all the special people in her life and exclaimed “We just won an Oscar” after picking up the gong.
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The star said: “I know it looks like I’m standing up here alone, but I’m not. There are hundreds of people and hundreds of people. We just won an Oscar.
“To my family, my beautiful husband Christopher Guest, my daughters Annie and Ruby, my sister Kelly – we just won an Oscar.
“To all the people who have supported the genre films I’ve made for hundreds and thousands, we just won an Oscar together.”
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Looking skyward, the actress – born into Hollywood royalty through parents Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis – added: “And my mum and dad were both nominated for Oscars in different categories, I just won an Oscar. “
Curtis’ career has spanned many genres over the years, from horror with Halloween to comedy with films like A Fish Called Wanda and Trading Places to action in James Cameron’s True Lies.
All at once was Curtis’ first-ever Oscar nomination, but she has previously won a Bafta and two Golden Globes.
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Genre fare has traditionally been ignored by the Academy Awards, but the sci-fi comedy – which has won a total of seven Oscars – has broken new ground in a number of categories.
Michelle Yeoh is the first person of Asian origin to win Best Actress.
There was another win in the Best Director category, which went to Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. This is only the third time in the history of the Oscars that this award has gone to a director couple. Ke Huy Quan is the first person of Asian origin to win Best Supporting Actor.
It’s the first time in nearly 50 years that the same film has won three of the four acting awards.
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