After a shocking and controversial win at the SAG Awards two weeks ago, Hollywood’s most defensive newcomer babe Jamie Lee Curtis ignited the internet again after beating Angela Bassett for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar .
The 64-year-old screen veteran is credited with everything is everywhere—Beating not only Bassett, but her co-star in the film, Stephanie Xu. Despite the excitement in the auditorium when she won the award, social media seemed less than enthusiastic about Curtis walking away with the prize.
The Best Supporting Actress category has been refreshingly varied this awards season.At first, it looked like Bassett, who was Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, in her nearly 40-year career, she’s on the verge of winning her first Oscar — especially after she won a Golden Globe. In 1994, Bassett controversially lost her Best Actress award for her iconic portrayal of Tina Turner in the film. what does love have to do with it Holly Hunter pianoThat fact, along with her much-loved status online, puts her in the running for an Oscar this year.
Kerry Condon was also seen as a possible winner in the final weeks before the ceremony. The Irish actress won this year’s BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Siobhán Súilleabháin. Banshee of InisherinAlthough she’s a little-known actor in the category, she quickly became a fan-favorite nominee on social media, with some of her scenes in the film going viral on TikTok and Twitter. The same is true for perhaps, who was initially considered a dark horse but gradually gained support from her Hollywood counterparts throughout awards season.
Curtis’s place among the nominees has been a bit of an odd one, given her limited performance in the film, arguably one-note. (Personally, I think she’s over-popularized in some sort of white screentime quota.) At least, Curtis’ naysayers don’t have to hear the actress actually be likable in her acceptance speech.
“To all the people who have supported the genre movies I’ve made over the years, thousands of people, we just won an Oscar together,” Scream Queen said, seemingly addressing horror movie fans.
this halloween Throughout her speech the star thanked those who brought her to this moment, including EEAOThe Daniels, her cast, her children and, of course, her theater parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
“For my mother and father, they’ve both been nominated for Oscars in different categories, and I just won an Oscar.”
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