Jamie Lee Curtis Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Jamie Lee Curtis has won her first Oscar, surpassing the achievements of her famous parents who were also nominated. The Hollywood actress, who is the famous offspring of “Psycho” star Janet Leigh and “Some Like It Hot” actor Tony Curtis, took home the best actress in a supporting role award at Sunday night’s Oscars for her acclaimed performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”kis

The 64-year-old actress, who hails from Hollywood, took sure to emphasize throughout her moving address both the absence of her late parents from the stage and her Hollywood background.

“I know it looks like I’m standing up here by myself, but I am not. I am hundreds of people,” Curtis said, before listing her coworkers on “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” adding: “We just won an Oscar.”

She continued by thanking her family and admirers of Curtis’ “genre movies”.  In the concluding moments of her speech, Curtis said: “And my mother and my father were both nominated for Oscars in different categories. I just won an Oscar.”

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Leigh’s part in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho earned her a nomination for best actress in a supporting role in 1960 “Psycho,” Whereas Tony Curtis was nominated in 1958 for his work in “The Defiant Ones” for best actor in a leading role.

In December, Curtis weighed in on the nepotism conversation after Vulture.com dubbed 2022 “The Year of the Nepo Baby” in a series of articles about the privilege of celebrities with famous parents.

“There’s not a day in my professional life that goes by without my being reminded that I am the daughter of movie stars,” she wrote at the time, adding that “the current conversation about nepo babies is just designed to try to diminish and denigrate and hurt.”

Jamie Lee Curtis Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Curtis, whose acting credits include Disney’s “Freaky Friday” and “Halloween,” pointed out that, while she had navigated her decades-long acting career “with the advantages my associated and reflected fame brought me,” she didn’t agree with the “assumptions and snide remarks that someone related to someone else who is famous in their field for their art, would somehow have no talent whatsoever.” The mother-of-two added: “I have come to learn that is simply not true.”

Curtis also made light of her “Nepo Baby” at the SAG Awards last month, when she took home the prize for best female actress in a supporting role. During her speech, she told the audience: “I know you look at me and think ‘nepo baby,’ that’s why she’s there, and I totally get it,” Curtis said. “But the truth of the matter is I’m 64 years old, and this is just amazing.”

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