A long wait for his first Oscar nomination — but the wait paid off.
CurtisBest Supporting Actress Award for Deirdre Beaubeardre in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”. He plays an IRS agent who has several guises through different timelines in the multiverse.
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Curtis, the child of Hollywood stars Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, referenced her famous parents in her emotional acceptance speech.
“My mom and my dad were both nominated for Oscars in different categories,” Curtis said, breaking into tears as she accepted the award. “I just won an Oscar!”
The 64-year-old actor became the eighth oldest in the category’s history, surpassing Judi Dench, who won for her role in “Shakespeare in Love.”
in aLast fall, Curtis reprized his role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which became this year’s film, for a total of 11 Oscars.
“I know women like Deirdre Beaubeirdre. I think we all do. We all have so many disappointments, so many opportunities that your heart breaks. And I think Deirdre’s heart is broken. I know her. And I love her. ,” she said.
Curtis has had a long career in Hollywood, starring in films including “Trading Place,” “My Girl,” “True Lies” and “Knives Out,” among other notable projects, including the “Halloween” movie franchise that began in 1978. But it was her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” that finally landed her in the Oscar record books.
Last month, Curtis won the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actress. She beat out Angela Bassett, Kerry Condon, Hong Chow and Stephanie Hu in the category.
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