Jamie Lee Curtis — the self-appointed 2023 awards season cheerleader — had a pure, gleeful response to her first Academy Awards nomination after an extended career in Hollywood.
Earning a supporting actress nod throughout Tuesday’s Oscars nominations for her unrecognizable turn as an overzealous IRS worker in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the style film star took to Instagram to showcase her pajama-clad reaction to the news.
“THIS IS WHAT SURPRISE LOOKS LIKE!” the 64-year-old wrote, sharing a photograph of herself covering her mouth in shock as she watched the early-morning nominations announcement.
Curtis wrote that certainly one of her oldest associates — 2001 Oscar winner Debbie Oppenheimer — texted her at 5:15 a.m. to tell her that she was sitting in entrance of Curtis’ home and asked her if she needed company whereas watching the announcement unfold.
“There she was within the pitch black, freezing, chilly in a parka. She came in and sat with me as I had sat along with her the day she was heading toward the Oscar ceremony, the year she gained. We held arms. I didn’t even realize she took pictures,” Curtis added, sharing a collection of pictures Oppenheimer took documenting the “Halloween” actor’s response to the movie nods.
“The first is the moment of hearing my identify, after which the joys of my good friend, Stephanie’s @stephaniehsuofficial title, and the remainder of the nominations after which the most effective thing of all, a loving embrace for my husband. No filters. No fakery. Just the reality of a second of pleasure Captured by a friend” she wrote.
Actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams on Tuesday read the 10 nominees for greatest image in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.
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Then, in a succinct homage to her husband Christopher Guest’s work in 1984’s “This Is Spinal Tap,” she added, “Hey @everythingeverywheremovie we went to 11!”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” did certainly lead the 95th Academy Award nominations with 11 nominations, including nods for finest image, directing (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), actress (Michelle Yeoh), supporting actor (Ke Huy Quan) and original screenplay.
Curtis was nominated alongside her “Everything” co-star Stephanie Hsu, Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”), Hong Chau (“The Whale”) and Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”).
The “Knives Out” star also stated Tuesday that she “always felt very very like an outsider looking in and but at all times so grateful for any and all opportunities” she has had.
“Being a half of this beautiful movie, which simply obtained so many acknowledgments for our talented, motley crew of artists, is the spotlight of my professional life,” she wrote, sharing a picture of the cast of “Everything” and a photograph of her actor parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. (Jamie Lee Curtis, whose own career has spanned 4 decades, was name-checked in New York magazine’s inescapable “nepo-babies” Vulture function final month. Although she referred to as herself an “an OG Nepo Baby” at the time, she additionally defended her work and that of other kids of celebrities.)
“As this is a movie a few family of immigrants and their struggles via life, immediately I’m pondering of my dad and mom, kids of immigrants from Hungary and Denmark, whose households got here right here and sacrificed for his or her children to realize their desires,” she continued.
“I can only think about what it might really feel like for them and their mother and father to hear that their daughter/granddaughter was nominated this morning for an Oscar. I am surprised and humbled and excited for our little movie that might and did and based mostly on today’s nominations, continues to do and do and do.”
Earlier this month, the “A Fish Called Wanda” and “Trading Places” actor grew to become an instant meme when she exuberantly celebrated her co-star Yeoh‘s first Golden Globe win in the course of the Jan. 10 ceremony. Shortly after that, she revealed her optimistic COVID-19 prognosis, which forced her to bow out of a few of Hollywood’s unrelenting awards-season engagements.