2023 Oscars: Jamie Lee Curtis Breaks Into Tears as She Accepts Best Supporting Actress

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Jamie Lee Curtis with her Oscar
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American actress and Producer Jamie Lee Curtis has enjoyed a thrilling career in the entertainment industry for decades. Her time in Hollywood has been rewarded with various recognitions through awards and nominations. Recently, the actress hit another milestone when she won her first Oscar. Here are the details.

Jamie Bags Her First Oscar Award 

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis
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March 12, 2023, will always be a day to remember for Jamie because that's when she clinched her first-ever Oscar award at the 95th Academy Award held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

What Category Did Jamie Win? 

The 64-year-old could not hide her joy as she received the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as IRS auditor Deirdre Beaubeirdra in the comedy-drama Everything Everywhere All at Once

Jamie's Reaction to Her Win

Dressed in a sparkly gold dress, Jamie beamed with a smile as she visited the engraving station at the awards ceremony and kissed the little golden man for good measure.

Jamie Gives an Emotional Speech

Afterward, the Hollywood star gave an emotional speech after beating fellow nominees Angela Bassett, Hong Chau, Kerry Condon, and even co-star, Stephanie Hsu.

Details of the Speech

Jamie began by paying tribute to her co-star, Michelle Yeon. Next, the actress told the star-studded audience that it looked like she was up on the stage alone, but she wasn't.

Jamie Pays Tribute to Her Family

According to the Trading Places star, hundreds of people were with her, after which she yelled, "We just won an Oscar!" Jamie also gave a shout-out to her husband, daughters, and sister.

Jamie Appreciates Her Supporters

Next, the emotional Hollywood star extended her gratitude to everyone who had supported the different movie genres she had made for hundreds of thousands.

Jamie Pays Tribute to Her Late Parents 

Jamie concluded her speech by paying tribute to her late parents, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, who she revealed were both nominated for Oscars in different categories.

Jamie's Mom's Oscar Nomination

Jamie's mother Janet's career spanned over five decades, and she received a nomination in 1961 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her role in 1960's Psycho. Janet passed away in 2004.

Jamie's Dad's Oscar Nomination

On the other hand, Jamie's father's career spanned over six decades. In 1959, Tony was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in 1958's The Defiant Ones. He died in 2010.

Jamie Was Nominated in the Same Category as Her Mom

Actress Jamie Lee Curtis stuns in white suit
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Achieving what her parents couldn't achieve meant the world to Jamie. A few days before the 95th Academy Awards, Jamie opened up about being nominated in the same category as her mom. 

Jamie's Thoughts On The Nomination

At the Independent Spirit Award, the actress told People that it felt like a lineage link. Jamie further told the outlet that she didn't think it would happen.

Jamie Never Believed it Would Happen 

According to the Halloween Kills star, her parents' fame and stardom were so legendary that she never felt she would be anywhere near that level. But in the end, it was a beautiful link.

Jamie's Other Recognitions 

Besides the Oscar award, Jamie also received a Screen Actors Guild Award, alongside Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for her role.

Jamie's Movie Was the Biggest Winner 

Meanwhile, Jamie wasn't the only Everything Everywhere All at Once star who received an award. The film was the biggest winner of the evening, with 11 nominations and seven wins.

What Other Categories Did the Movie Win? 

The sci-fi comedy-drama bagged wins in the categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Editing, and Best Original Screenplay.

Who Won the Categories?

Michelle Yeoh bagged the Best Actress Award, while Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert won Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, respectively. Also, Paul Rogers won Best Film Editing and Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor.

Ke Huy Quan's Speech 

Actor Ke Huy Quan
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While receiving his award, Ke recalled the difficulties he passed through to become great, including spending a year in a refugee camp.

Ke Dedicates the Award to His Mom

Ke described his stardom and achievements as an American dream, after which he dedicated the award to his 84-year-old mother.