Jamie Lee Curtis shares pure response to first Oscar nod

Jamie Lee Curtis — the self-appointed 2023 awards season cheerleader — had a pure, gleeful response to her first Academy Awards nomination after a protracted profession in Hollywood.

Incomes a supporting actress nod throughout Tuesday’s Oscars nominations for her unrecognizable flip as an overzealous IRS employee in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the style movie star took to Instagram to showcase her pajama-clad response to the information.

“THIS IS WHAT SURPRISE LOOKS LIKE!” the 64-year-old wrote, sharing a photograph of herself protecting her mouth in shock as she watched the early-morning nominations announcement.

Curtis wrote that one in every of her oldest pals — 2001 Oscar winner Debbie Oppenheimer — texted her at 5:15 a.m. to inform her that she was sitting in entrance of Curtis’ home and requested her if she wished firm whereas watching the announcement unfold.

“There she was in the pitch black, freezing, cold in a parka. She came in and sat with me as I had sat with her the day she was heading toward the Oscar ceremony, the year she won. We held hands. I didn’t even realize she took pictures,” Curtis added, sharing a sequence of pictures Oppenheimer took documenting the “Halloween” actor’s response to the movie nods.

“The first is the moment of hearing my name, and then the thrill of my friend, Stephanie’s @stephaniehsuofficial name, and the rest of the nominations and then the best thing of all, a loving embrace for my husband. No filters. No fakery. Just the truth of a moment of joy Captured by a friend” she wrote.

Actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams on Tuesday learn the ten nominees for finest image within the Samuel Goldwyn Theater at Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills.

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Then, in a succinct homage to her husband Christopher Visitor’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 ninety fifth Academy Award nominations with 11 nominations, together with nods for finest image, directing (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), actress (Michelle Yeoh), supporting actor (Ke Huy Quan) and authentic 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 additionally mentioned Tuesday that she “always felt very much like an outsider looking in and yet always so grateful for any and all opportunities” she has had.

“Being a part of this beautiful movie, which just received so many acknowledgments for our talented, motley crew of artists, is the highlight of my professional life,” she wrote, sharing a picture of the forged of “Everything” and a photograph of her actor mother and father, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. (Jamie Lee Curtis, whose personal profession has spanned 4 a long time, was name-checked in New York journal’s inescapable “nepo-babies” Vulture function final month. Though she known as herself an “an OG Nepo Baby” on the time, she additionally defended her work and that of different kids of celebrities.)

“As this is a movie about a family of immigrants and their struggles through life, immediately I’m thinking of my parents, children of immigrants from Hungary and Denmark, whose families came here and sacrificed for their children to achieve their dreams,” she continued.

“I can only imagine what it would feel like for them and their parents to hear that their daughter/granddaughter was nominated this morning for an Oscar. I am stunned and humbled and excited for our little movie that could and did and based on today’s nominations, continues to do and do and do.”

Earlier this month, the “A Fish Called Wanda” and “Trading Places” actor turned an prompt meme when she exuberantly celebrated her co-star Yeoh‘s first Golden Globe win during the Jan. 10 ceremony. Shortly after that, she revealed her positive COVID-19 diagnosis, which forced her to bow out of some of Hollywood’s unrelenting awards-season engagements.