‘This Is What Surprise Looks Like’: Jamie Lee Curtis Shares Photos Of The Moment She Got First Oscar Nod
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 10: Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton on January 10, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, 64, earned her first-ever Oscar nomination on Tuesday for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” — and she shared a series of photos documenting her reaction to the news.

Curtis shared three snaps — one of her reaction to learning of her own nomination in the Best Supporting Actress category, one of her face when she realized her co-star and friend Stephanie Hsu had been nominated in the same category, and one more of her ecstatic embrace with husband Christopher Guest.

“THIS IS WHAT SURPRISE LOOKS LIKE!” Curtis captioned the group of photos, explaining that the moments of joy had been captured by a friend who had driven to her house in the early morning hours and offered to wait and watch the news with her as the nominations were first announced.

“One of my oldest besties @debopp texted me at 5:15 that she was sitting in front of my house and did I want company watching the announcements,” Curtis explained. “Debbie Oppenheimer has won an Oscar for the beautiful documentary she made about her mother’s story as one of the kindertransport in the Oscar-winning documentary ‘Into The Arms Of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport.'”

“There she was in the pitch black, freezing, cold in a parka,” Curtis continued, noting that years ago, she had done the same for her friend. “She came in and sat with me as I had sat with her the day she was heading toward the Oscar ceremony, the year she won. We held hands. I didn’t even realize she took pictures.”

Curtis went on to describe what was happening in each of the photos — which she didn’t even realize her friend had taken until later: “The first is the moment of hearing my name, and then the thrill of my friend, Stephanie’s @stephaniehsuofficial name, and the rest of the nominations and then the best thing of all, a loving embrace for my husband.”

“No filters. No fakery. Just the truth of a moment of joy Captured by a friend. Hey @everythingeverywheremovie we went to 11!” she concluded.

Curtis is the daughter of two Oscar nominees: the late actress Janet Leigh, who was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category in 1961 for her role in “Psycho” (1960); and the late actor Tony Curtis, who was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for “The Defiant Ones” (1958).

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