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Jamie Lee Curtis gave her Oscar statue they/them pronouns in honor of her trans daughter

In an interview post the award ceremony, Curtis opened up about the heartwarming thought behind what she'd named her Oscar statue.

Jamie Lee Curtis gave her Oscar statue they/them pronouns in honor of her trans daughter
Cover Image Source: Jamie Lee Curtis during the 95th Annual Academy Awards at Ovation Hollywood on March 12, 2023, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

One of the biggest winners at the 95th Academy Awards was "Everything, Everywhere, All at Once." The movie bagged seven awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Jamie Lee Curtis was the recipient of the Best Supporting Actress award.

On March 14—just under 48 hours after bagging the coveted accolade—the 64-year-old spoke to Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie of the TODAY show about her recently acquired trophy and how she's using it to pay tribute to one of her kids.

Image Source: Getty Images/Kevin Winter
Image Source: Getty Images/Kevin Winter

Guthrie asked Curtis, "Have we named her?" to which she replied, "In support of my daughter Ruby, I'm having them be a they/them. I'm gonna just call them them. They/them." A visibly emotional Curtis added: "And they are doing great and they're settling in. In my life, I never thought in a million years, that I would have this couple days. And I'm very, very moved by the whole thing." Ruby came out as trans to Curtis and her father, Christopher Guest—who is Curtis' spouse, in 2020. She married her partner Kynthia two years later, in May 2022.

Image Source: Ruby Guest, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Annie Guest attend Universal Pictures World Premiere of
Image Source: Ruby Guest, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Annie Guest attend Universal Pictures World Premiere of "Halloween Ends" on October 11, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

According to PEOPLE, in October 2020 interview with her mother, Ruby said: "It was scary—just the sheer fact of telling them something about me they didn't know. It was intimidating—but I wasn't worried. They had been so accepting of me my entire life."

Recalled that moment, Curtis shared, "I called her immediately. Needless to say there were some tears involved." The star officiated her daughter's wedding and in October of the same year, she publicly spoke out against transphobia, showing support for Ruby.


During her acceptance speech at the Oscars ceremony that took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Curtis expressed her gratitude towards the "hundreds of thousands of people" who supported her in her journey to win the award.

"We just won an Oscar together!" she exclaimed, while also giving individual thanks to her husband, daughters (Ruby and Annie Guest), agents and the directors of "Everything Everywhere All at Once," Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan.



 

Speaking to Kotb and Guthrie, the "Knives Out" actress shared that she wanted to highlight "friendship" with her victory, revealing that "the truth of the matter is the people I really wanted to thank and I didn't were my friends."

She added, "My friends who wanted this for me before I ever, ever would have dreamt of wanting it. And I really do feel like 'we.' Because the longing for attention and appreciation for your work is universal. I don't care whatever job you do, you hope someone appreciates you." Curtis is being applauded for her support of the trans community and she has been extremely open about it.

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