Jamie Lee Curtis Celebrates 2023 SAG Awards Win With A Kiss From Michelle Yeoh!

Chisom Ndianefo
Close up of Jamie Lee Curtis
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Yeoh sealed their SAG Aftra award with an on-stage kiss. The two actresses stunned the film world with their performance in the 2022 movie Everything Everywhere All at Once. 

The SAG Awards

Michelle Yeoh wins best actress award at the SAG Awards
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Yeoh and Curtis earned nominations for their role at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, held on Sunday, February 26. Curtis earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture alongside her on-screen daughter, Stephanie Hsu.

Curtis Wins Best Supporting Actress

In a not-so-shocking turn of events (because it was a close call), Yeoh won the award for the supporting role over fan-favorite Angela Bassett (nominated for Wakanda Forever). Curtis was also surprised at her win that she reacted with a big peck on Yeoh's lips.

A Winning Kiss

"Shut Up!" Curtis yelled while embracing the Malaysian actress before planting a kiss on her lips. Watch the moment below.

Celebrating Together

Yeoh and her co-star have been attending award events together including the Golden Globes ceremony where Yeoh won Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Curtis' reaction to Yeoh's win was equally electrifying as she cheered from the sidelines.

Her First Win

Close up of Jamie Lee Curtis
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This SAG Award was Curtis' first win, although her first nomination was in 1995, and she's been active in the industry since 1977.

As the daughter of industry greats, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, the 64-year-old always felt like people didn't respect her talent enough, and she shared that in her acceptance speech.

'Not Bad For A Nepo Baby'

Curtis said,

"I know you look at me and think 'Nepo Baby' but the truth of the matter is that I'm 64-years-old and this is just amazing."

Who Are Nepo Babies?

The Nepo Baby debate started last year when netizens debated about celebrities' children toeing the same career lines as their parents and whether they deserved their successes.

Earning Her First Oscar Nomination

Although Curtis isn't a new generation Nepo Baby (her grandchildren are), she faced similar scrutiny rising in her career. She earned her first Oscar nomination for her supporting role this year.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Jamie Lee Curtis in Everything Everywhere All At Once
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Curtis' was Yeoh's lover in some alternative universes of Everything Everywhere All at Once and her tax officer in her real universe. It's an absurdist comedy that fused elements from sci-fi, animation, and kung fu into its production.

Watch The Trailer Below

The Sci-Fi action movie was refreshingly different and a cinematic masterpiece such that critics had only good things to say about it.

Critics Approved

Rotten Tomatoes rated it 95 percent, Vudu scored it 4.4/5, and IMDb gave it an 8/10 rating. It's also an audience favorite because it garnered over $100 million on a $14.3 - 25 million budget.

Available On Streaming

Michelle Yeoh and Jamie Lee Curtis hug
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Last year, the movie arrived on Amazon Prime's streaming platform and reached its most-streamed list.

Record-Making Wins

EEAO as fans fondly call won four SAG Awards including ensemble cast, lead actress which made Yeoh the trailblazing Asian woman in the category, and Supporting Male Actor for Ke Huy Quan.

2022 & 2023 Nominations

The movie earned a total of 404 nominations and has won more than half, including major awards like the BAFTAs (it won Best Editing only), Critics Choice (five wins), and the Golden Globes (two wins).

Most Nominated Movie At The Academy Awards

The Cast of Everything Everywhere All at Once
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EEAO is the most-nominated movie at this year's Academy Awards, including the big categories from Best Picture to Best Director, Best Actress, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Screenplay, Original Score, Original Song, Costume Design, and Editing.

Expected To Sweep At The Oscars

The Oscars are still pending but critics favor Everything Everywhere All at Once for groundbreaking wins this year.

What's EEAO Up Against?

Although no Oscar-nominated movie has snagged more than three acting awards, and the highest Best Picture winner snagged six awards, EEAO may break the jinx. It's only a week left until we know EEAO's fate at the 2023 Oscars on Mar. 7.

Back To Absurdist Comedy

Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan in Freaky Friday
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Meanwhile Curtis promises to return to absurdist comedy by releasing the second part of Freaky Friday with Lindsay Lohan.

A Deserving Nepo Baby

Jamie Lee Curtis on the red carpet
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Curtis isn't doing bad for a "Nepo Baby!"