After a shocking and controversial win at the SAG Awards two weeks in the past, Hollywood’s most defensive nepo-baby Jamie Lee Curtis is setting the web ablaze once more after beating Angela Bassett for the Academy Award for Finest Supporting Actress.
The 64-year-old display veteran gained the Oscar for her position as an antagonistic IRS inspector in Everything Everywhere All At Once—not solely beating Bassett however her co-star within the movie, Stephanie Hsu. Regardless of the thrill within the auditorium when she gained, social media appeared lower than enthused about Curtis strolling away with the prize.
The Finest Supporting Actress class has been refreshingly fluid this awards season. At first, it appeared like Bassett, who was nominated for her position in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, was on her technique to incomes her first Oscar in her virtually 40-year profession—notably after she gained the Golden Globe. In 1994, Bassett controversially misplaced Finest Actress for her iconic portrayal of Tina Turner in What’s Love Bought To Do With It to Holly Hunter for The Piano. This reality, in addition to her beloved standing on-line, made her potential Oscar win this 12 months one thing to root for.
Kerry Condon was additionally seen as a possible winner within the ultimate weeks main as much as the ceremony. The Irish actress gained Finest Supporting Actress at this 12 months’s BAFTAs for her half as Siobhán Súilleabháin in The Banshees of Inisherin. Regardless of being a lesser recognized actor within the class, she shortly grew to become a fan-favorite nominee on social media, with a few of her scenes from the movie going viral on TikTok and Twitter. The identical will be stated about Hsu, who was initially written off as a darkish horse however has steadily acquired assist from her Hollywood friends all through awards season.
Curtis’ place amongst the nominees has at all times been a bit odd, given her restricted, arguably one-note efficiency within the movie. (I personally suppose she overstays her welcome in what appeared like some kind of white-person screentime quota.) On the very least, Curtis naysayers didn’t should hearken to the actress shout out her nepo-baby standing for the millionth time in her acceptance speech, which was truly fairly endearing.
“To all of the individuals who have supported the style films that I’ve made for these years, the 1000’s and a whole lot of 1000’s of individuals, we simply gained an Oscar collectively,” the Scream Queen stated, seemingly to horror-movie followers.
The Halloween star devoted the whole thing of her speech thanking individuals who received her to this second, together with the EEAO’s directing staff The Daniels, her castmates, her kids and, in fact, her thespian dad and mom, Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.
“And to my mom and my father, who have been each nominated for Oscars in several classes, I simply gained an Oscar.”
Preserve obsessing! Join the Daily Beast’s Obsessed newsletter and observe us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.
Get the Daily Beast’s biggest scoops and scandals delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now.
Stay informed and gain unlimited access to the Daily Beast’s unmatched reporting. Subscribe now.