‘I Am Surprised and Humbled’

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

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Jamie Lee Curtis cannot imagine she’s now an Oscar nominee.

The star earned her first Academy Award nomination on Tuesday morning, receiving recognition within the Finest Supporting Actress class for Every part In all places All at As soon as, which led with 11 nominations, making it the most-nominated movie of 2023. Her costars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu additionally scored appearing nods.

Curtis, 64, shared photos on Instagram taken by a good friend after discovering out the information, together with the candy second she hugged her husband Christopher Guest.

“THIS IS WHAT SURPRISE LOOKS LIKE! One in every of my oldest besties [Debbie Oppenheimer] texted me at 5:15 that she was sitting in entrance of my home and did I need firm watching the bulletins,” wrote Curtis. “Debbie Oppenheimer has received an Oscar for the attractive documentary she made about her mom’s story as one of many kindertransport within the Oscar-winning documentary. Into The Arms Of Strangers: Tales of the Kindertransport.”

“There she was within the pitch black, freezing, chilly in a parka,” continued Curtis. “She got here in and sat with me as I had sat along with her the day she was heading towards the Oscar ceremony, the 12 months she received. We held palms. I did not even understand she took footage. The primary is the second of listening to my identify, after which the joys of my good friend, Stephanie’s @stephaniehsuofficial identify, and the remainder of the nominations after which the perfect factor of all, a loving embrace for my husband. No filters. No fakery. Simply the reality of a second of pleasure Captured by a good friend.”

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In one other add, Curtis posted a throwback photo of her late movie-star mother and father Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis on the Oscars in 1960. Leigh, who died in 2004, earned a nomination for Finest Supporting Actress for Psycho (1960), and Tony, who died in 2010, was nominated for Finest Actor for The Defiant Ones (1958).

Curtis wrote within the caption, “It was by no means even in my wildest dream field. I’ve all the time felt very very similar to an outsider trying in and but all the time so grateful for any and all alternatives I’ve had. Being part of this stunning film, which simply acquired so many acknowledgments for our proficient, motley crew of artists, is the spotlight of my skilled life.”

Michelle Yeoh Rollout

Michelle Yeoh Rollout

Allyson Riggs Jamie Lee Curtis and Michelle Yeoh in Every part In all places All at As soon as (2022)

“As this can be a film a couple of household of immigrants and their struggles via life, instantly I am considering of my mother and father, kids of immigrants from Hungary and Denmark, whose households got here right here and sacrificed for his or her kids to attain their goals,” she continued. “I can solely think about what it might really feel like for them and their mother and father to listen to that their daughter/granddaughter was nominated this morning for an Oscar.”

Curtis added, “I’m surprised and humbled and excited for our little film that would and did and based mostly on at the moment’s nominations, continues to do and do and do.”

There are 15 different first-time appearing nominees: Austin Butler, Hong Chau, Kerry Condon, Ana de Armas, Colin Farrell, Brendan Fraser, Brendan Gleeson, Brian Tyree Henry, Stephanie Hsu, Barry Keoghan, Paul Mescal, Invoice Nighy, Ke Huy Quan, Andrea Riseborough and Michelle Yeoh.

This 12 months’s Oscars ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, shall be held Sunday, March 12, televised stay on ABC.

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