Jamie Lee Curtis reveals the name she gave her first Oscar with a touching nod to transgender daughter
Amie Lee Curtis has revealed the poignant name she gave her first-ever Oscar in a touching reference to her transgender daughter.
The 64-year-old actress received the gong for Best Supporting Actress at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday for her portrayal of Deirdre Beaubeirdre in Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Curtis appeared on the Today Show on Tuesday and got emotional when she first saw a clip of her acceptance speech.
She also shared the carefully thought-out name she gave her golden statue — “Them.”
“Hi everyone it’s today here they are,” she beamed while fondling her award as she appeared via video link, before adding, “I support my daughter Ruby and let her be her/her.
“They’re doing great and settling in and I couldn’t, I mean in my life I never thought I’d have those few days.
“I’m very moved by the whole thing,” she added.
Curtis, who shares two children with her husband Christopher Guest, first revealed to the world in July 2021 that her daughter Ruby was transgender and proudly told AARP magazine that she and her spouse “watched with wonder and pride, as did ours son to our daughter became Rubin”.
In a tribute to her child, shortly after her victory at Sunday night’s ceremony, the actress also spoke about the need for genderless acting categories, telling backstage reporters, “Obviously I’d like to see a lot more women nominated so that there is gender parity in all areas and.” all branches, and I think we’re getting there.
“We’re not close. And of course inclusivity brings with it the bigger question, which is how to include everyone when there are binary choices, which is very difficult.
“As a mother to a trans daughter, I completely understand that.”
https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/jamie-lee-curtis-reveals-name-given-to-her-first-ever-oscar-trophy-b1067299.html Jamie Lee Curtis reveals the name she gave her first Oscar with a touching nod to transgender daughter