Oscars 2023: Jamie Lee Curtis pleads for gender-neutral ‘inclusive’ awards as mother of trans daughter

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jamie Lee Curtis, who won his first-ever Oscar at the 95th Academy Awards for his role in the movie ‘Everywhere, Everything At Once,’ spoke to reporters backstage about his hope that more of women are recognized by the Academy. The 64-year-old actress has also called for asexual categories to support artists who don’t conform to the binary gender system. This question is particularly important to Jamie, as his daughter Ruby came out as transgender in 2020.

“Obviously I’d like to see a lot more women appointed so that there’s gender parity in all fields and all branches, and I think we’re getting there,” Jamie said, according to People. She added that although progress has been made, there is still a long way to go.

“We’re not far off. And of course, inclusivity then involves the bigger question of how to include everyone when there are binary choices, which is very difficult,” Jamie continued. “As the mother of a trans girl, I completely understand that,” she said, referring to her daughter Ruby who came out as trans in 2020 and married in 2022 with Jamie as her officer. ‘The Good Friend’ podcast host highlighted her desire for greater female representation in all aspects of the industry, saying, “I want to see more women anywhere, everywhere and all at the same time. .”

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‘I just won an Oscar!’

Earlier, at the 95th Academy Awards, ‘baby nepo’ was overwhelmed with emotion as she won her first-ever Oscar in the Best Supporting Actress category. Jamie, the daughter of Hollywood legends Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, dedicated her award to her famous parents during her heartfelt acceptance speech. Onstage, Jamie referenced his family history at the prestigious awards ceremony and said: “And my mum and dad were both nominated for Oscars in different categories – I just won an Oscar!”

Jamie’s mother, Leigh, received a nomination in the same category as her daughter for her iconic role in Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “Psycho” (1960), but the award ultimately went to Shirley Jones for ” Elmer Gantry”. Meanwhile, her father, Tony, was nominated for his performance in the 1958 drama, ‘The Defiant Ones’, but the honor went to David Niven that year.

Jamie Lee Curtis, winner of the Best Supporting Actress award for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ attends the Governors Ball during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater on March 12, 2023 in Hollywood, California ( Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

“A Mess and a Fool”

Social media was abuzz when Jamie Lee Curtis won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress at the 95th Academy Awards. Many viewers expressed their disappointment that Jamie defeated Stephanie Hsu and Angela Bassett. One user tweeted, “Of course the #Oscars reward white mediocrity because in what world did Jamie Lee Curtis perform better than Stephanie Hsu or Angela Bassett?” While another tweeted, “Me watching Jamie Lee Curtis win an Oscar for what is, essentially, a glorified and forgettable cameo compared to the other most deserving nominees for Best Supporting Actress.”

One creator tweeted, “Last thing I’m going to say on this. Stephanie Hsu’s audition was more interesting than Jamie Lee Curtis’ audition IN THE MOVIE!” Several users also pointed to the issue of racism, with one tweet, “Jamie Lee Curtis winning the af**king OSCAR for her role as nothing in EEAAO vs. Stephanie Hsu who was the REAL supporting actress and Angela Bassett is a whore of racism and a career prize that is not even deserved.” Another user tweeted, “I’m sorry but it’s so hilarious that they gave Jamie Lee Curtis an Oscar for one of the greatest Asian films of all time.” One disappointed user wrote, “Jamie Lee Curtis wasn’t the best supporting actress in the movie she was in. How did she beat her ET co-star Angela? A mess and a jerk.”


Of course the #Oscars reward white mediocrity because in what world did Jamie Lee Curtis perform better than Stephanie Hsu or Angela Bassett? pic.twitter.com/lvraxiXqAc

— ‏ً (@meradceu) March 13, 2023



me watching jamie lee curtis win an oscar for what is, essentially, a glorified, forgettable cameo on the other most deserving best supporting actress nominees pic.twitter.com/m3QmvbogZd

— sk (@kirkxxs) March 13, 2023



The last thing I’m going to say about this. Stephanie Hsu’s audition was more interesting than Jamie Lee Curtis’s IN THE MOVIE! pic.twitter.com/xsLTGsqwwO

— Kevin (@KevOnStage) March 13, 2023



jamie lee curtis winning a fucking oscar for his role as nothing in eeaao on stephanie hsu who was the REAL supporting actress and angela basset is fucking racism and a career award that isn’t even deserved

— elise | sarah snook’s emmy campaign (@bisexualcrises) March 13, 2023



I’m sorry but it’s really hilarious that they gave Jamie Lee Curtis an Oscar for one of the greatest Asian movies of all time

— lebbertoxXxd (@InsaneMoviez) March 13, 2023



Jamie Lee Curtis was not the best supporting actress in the movie she was in. How did she beat her ET co-star Angela? A mess and a fool.

— The other Saeed Jones (@Danez_Smif) March 13, 2023


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