Oscars 2023: Jamie Lee Curtis, Best Supporting Actress, Honors Parents, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh

Jamie Lee Curtis Honors Late Parents Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis in Win for Supporting Actress Oscar

The actress won for Everything Everywhere All at Once, which has become an improbable awards juggernaut.

More than 40 years after making her screen debut, Jamie Lee Curtis can add Oscar winner to her resume. Curtis took home best supporting actress for Everything Everywhere All at Once at the 2023 Oscars.

Her win for playing IRS auditor Deirdre Beaubeirdre is a high mark in the decades-long career for Curtis, who made her feature debut at 19 in Halloween, the 1978 film that made her a star and has defined her trajectory. This is the first nomination and win for Curtis, who is the daughter of late Oscar winner Janet Leigh and late Oscar nominee Tony Curtis.

An Oscar statue stands on the red carpet as preparations are made ahead of the 95th Academy Awards, in Hollywood, California, on March 11, 2023. - The red carpet for the Oscars airing on March 12, 2023, is champagne-color for 2023.


Curtis’ win was also early indicator of a good night for Everything Everywhere All at Once, the indie hit that became an improbable awards season juggernaut.

Curtis’ work required her to play multiple characters, including a woman with hotdogs for fingers — not a role that seems tailor-made for Oscar voters.

Indeed, Curtis acknowledged that her career has been in the genre space, and thanked both her fans as well as her collaborators on Everything Everywhere (including Ke Huy Quan, who moments earlier took home supporting actor, and Stephanie Hsu, also nominated for best actress).

“To all of the people who have supported the genre movies I’ve made, the thousands and hundreds of thousands and people, we just won an Oscar together. My mother and father were both nominated for Oscars in different categories,” Curtis said, choking with emotion and looking upwards. “I just won an Oscar.”

In addition to her co-star Hsu, other nominees in the category were Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Hong Chau (The Whale), and Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin).