The 64-year-old was nominated on Tuesday as Finest Supporting Actress for her function in Everything Everywhere All at Once and her response, captured by a good friend as she watched the announcement, completely mirrored the priceless second.
“That is what shock seems like,” Jamie Lee wrote on Instagram with the collection of photographs exhibiting her shock on the information after which celebrating the second with an embrace together with her husband, Christopher Visitor.
Jamie Lee stated the photographs weren’t deliberate however “one in every of my oldest besties,” Oscar-winning director Debbie Oppenheimer, texted her that morning and requested to observe together with her.
“I did not even notice she took footage,” stated Jamie Lee, noting the collection confirmed her response to listening to her identify in addition to her co-star Stephanie Hsu being nominated in the identical class. “No filters. No fakery. Simply the reality of a second of pleasure captured by a good friend.”
In one other publish, Jamie Lee, finest recognized for the Halloween movies in addition to Buying and selling Locations, True Lies and A Fish Referred to as Wanda, stated “it was by no means even in my wildest dream field” to be nominated for an Oscar.
“I’ve all the time felt very very similar to an outsider wanting in and but all the time so grateful for any and all alternatives I’ve had,” wrote the daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. She known as it “the spotlight of my skilled life” and praised the “gifted, motley crew of artists” within the journey/sci-fi movie, which acquired 11 nominations in complete.
She continued, “As it is a film a couple of household of immigrants and their struggles via life, instantly I am pondering of my dad and mom, youngsters of immigrants from Hungary and Denmark, whose households got here right here and sacrificed for his or her youngsters to realize their desires. I can solely think about what it could really feel like for them and their dad and mom to listen to that their daughter/granddaughter was nominated this morning for an Oscar. (Her late dad and mom, pictured in a single photograph subsequent to a different of the solid, had been each Oscar nominees.)
She concluded, “I’m shocked 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.”
The indie blockbuster movie can be nominated for Finest Image, Finest Director (Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), Finest Actress (Michelle Yeoh) and Finest Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan).
The Oscars telecast will air stay on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, March 12.