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Jamie Lee Curtis On Bittersweet Oscars Win: "How Do You Include Everyone When There Are Binary Choices?"

"I think the most important thing is inclusivity and more women!"

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Jamie Lee Curtis just took home Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Everything Everywhere All at Once at the 2023 Oscars.

Jamie Lee Curtis with her Oscar

This is Jamie's first Academy Award as well as her first nomination. She took home the gold for her excellent portrayal of Deirdre Beaubeirdre, an IRS inspector, with several other identities depending on which parallel universe in the movie we're talking about.

Screenshot from "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

During an interview with BlackInAmerica.com in the winner's press room, Jamie was asked how she felt being included amongst the history-making number of women nominated this year?

Jamie Lee Curtis with her Oscar
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"Surreal," Jamie said. "Proud. And, obviously, I would like to see a lot more women be nominated so that there's gender parity in all the areas and all the branches."

Jamie Lee Curtis with her Oscar

"I think we're getting there. We're not anywhere near there. And of course, the inclusivity that involves the bigger question which is, 'How do you include everyone when there are binary choices'...which is very difficult as the mother of a trans daughter."

Jamie Lee Curtis accepting her Oscar

Jamie has previously spoken out about how proud she is of her daughter Ruby and how she's still learning how to navigate "letting go of old habits."

Ruby Guest, Christopher Guest, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Annie Guest

While inclusivity is Jamie's hope for the future of the Academy, she also wonders if de-gendering the category will "diminish" future "opportunities for more women." But it's something she says she'll continue to promote.

Jamie Lee Curtis holding her Oscar

"It's a complicated question, but I think the most important thing is inclusivity and more women! Basically just fucking more women, anywhere, anytime, all at once."

Screenshot from "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Congratulations, Jamie! And cheers to inclusivity and MORE FUCKING WOMEN!

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