Jamie Lee Curtis has opened up in a recent interview with Today about calling her new trophy “they/them,” in “support of [her] daughter Ruby.”
This comes after the actress discussed degendering the Oscar categories following her triumphant win for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2023 Academy Awards.
Now, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the 2022 film nominees for the 95th Academy Awards this Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles… and what a night it was.
At the ceremony, the 23 category winners were announced, with Four awards going to German movie All Quiet on the Western Front, including Oscars for best original score, production design, cinematography, and international feature.
Best visual effects went to Avatar: The Way of Water, while Best Sound went to Top Gun: Maverick.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever won for costume design, while Navalny won for outstanding documentary film.
Pinocchio, directed by Guillermo del Toro, received the prize for best-animated feature, and Sarah Polley’s Women Talking took home the prize for best-adapted screenplay.
But arguably the most emotional part of the night was when The Whale won Brendan Fraser the award for best actor in a leading role.
However, the best-performing film had to be Everything Everywhere All at Once. It had the most 2023 Oscar nominations (11) going into the program, winning seven.
Not only did it win best picture, but it also won three acting awards for Michelle Yeoh as best leading actress, Ke Huy Quan as best supporting actor, and Jamie Lee Curtis as best supporting actress.
The movie also took home awards for best original script, best director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), and best film editing (Paul Rogers).
And although Jamie Lee Curtis’ win has got a lot of people talking, it was what she said after she took to the stage for her win that has stuck with a lot of viewers.
After the historic event, reporters questioned Curtis about what it was like to have been among the 65 women recognized at the 95th Academy Awards.
“Surreal and proud,” she shared. “And obviously I would like to see a lot more women be nominated so that there’s gender parity in all the areas and all the branches.
“And I think we’re getting there [but] we’re not anywhere near there.”
The star went on to address that there needs to be an increase in inclusivity for non-binary and trans people in the industry.
She continued: “Of course, the inclusivity then involves the bigger question, which is how do you include everyone when there are binary choices?
“Which is very difficult and as the mother of a trans daughter, I completely understand that.
“And yet, to degender the category, also, I’m concerned will diminish the opportunities for more women, which is something I also have been working hard to try to promote.
“So it’s a complicated question, but I think the most important thing is inclusivity.”
She concluded: “I mean basically just f***ing more women anywhere, anytime, all at once.”
Following her comments, the actress made an appearance on the Today show, where she discussed pronouns, this time revealing that she’s called her trophy “they/them.”
Asking about her trophy, host Savannah Guthrie asked Curtis “Have we named her?”
“In support of my daughter Ruby, I’m having them be a they/them. I’m gonna just call them them. They/them,” she replied.
“And they are doing great and they’re settling in,” said Curtis, adding through tears, “In my life, I never thought in a million years, that I would have this couple days. And I’m very, very moved by the whole thing.”
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