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Jamie Lee Curtis says she couldn't believe her Oscar nomination

Jamie Lee Curtis says she couldn't believe her Oscar nomination

The Halloween actress is nominated for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once

Jamie Lee Curtis has revealed that she never thought she’d get an Oscar nod.

The humble Hollywood star is up for the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Despite entering the world of acting at age 19 and starring in horror classics, comedies and Freaky Friday AKA the best remake ever made, Curits never imagined she’d get to a point where she’d be recognised by the Oscars.

“I’m 64 years old. I’ve been an actor since I was 19. I made horror films and sold yogurt that makes you sh*t,” she told AP Entertainment. “I never thought I would hear my name at the Oscars.”

It’s been a long time coming.

The Halloween icon starred in advertisements for the probiotic yogurt brand Activia which helps with gut health - just in case you were wondering.

Jamie Lee Curtis was surprised about her nomination.
Fabrizio de Gennaro / Alamy Stock Photo.

Curtis revealed the moment she found out she was being recognised by the highest accolade for acting, she was in ‘full acceptance’ thanks to practices she learned in sobriety.

The mum-of-two shared: “I’m sober 24 years in two weeks and being sober, you live in a reality.

“It’s not magical thinking, it’s not a fantasy live. This is my real life and I am not the determiner of that happening. I have to accept what happens.”

She continued: “And so I was in full acceptance in that moment and was shocked, shocked and then thrilled.”

The 64-year-old could win her first Oscar.

Everything Everywhere All At Once has taken the awards circuit by storm so far. The high-concept sci-fi directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert has already won a bunch of awards across the Golden Globes, Critics Choice and beyond, and now focus has switched to the Academy Awards.

The comedy-drama film is about Evelyn Quan Wang, a Chinese American immigrant who runs a laundromat. She’s being audited by the IRS but manages to connect with a parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from destroying the multiverse.

Michelle Yeoh - who is nominated for Best Lead Actress - plays Evelyn while Curtis appears as Deirdre Beaubeirdre, an IRS inspector.

The film is nominated for Best Picture, alongside All Quiet on the Western Front, Avatar: The Way Of Water, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, Triangle of Sadness and Women Talking.

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Topics: Film and TV, Celebrity, Oscars