Jamie Lee Curtis to refer to Oscars statue as 'they/them' in support of trans daughter

Jamie Lee Curtis is referring to her Oscars statue as they/them in a show of support for her trans daughter after she previously discussed the possibility of non-binary award categories.

Jamie Lee Curtis was nominated for her first Academy Award on Sunday night, which seems bizarre because she has been a household name for years.

Regardless, the star was up for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once, an award that she went on to claim.

During her emotional acceptance speech, the 64-year-old actress thanked her late mother and father, both of whom were nominated for an Oscar during their lifetime, as well as declared that the award is to be shared with her family.
The star spoke to Today about her achievement, and it was during this interview that she revealed that her award has the pronounces they/them.

The presenters of the show, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, asked Curtis if she had named her award yet, to which she replied: "Here they are, and in support of my daughter Ruby I'm having them be a they/them, I'm gonna just call them, them. They/them."

The Halloween actress continued: "They are doing great, they're settling in, and I just, in my life I never thought in a million years I would have this couple of days. I'm very moved by the whole thing."

Watch the interview below:

This revelation comes after Curtis discussed the possibilities of non-binary award categories in the press room just moments after winning her award.

The 64-year-old said: "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, and I think we're getting there.

"We're not anywhere near there. And of course, the inclusivity then involves the bigger question, which is, how do you include everyone when there are binary choices, which is very difficult."

Curtis continued: "As the mother of a trans daughter I completely understand that. And yet, to de-gender the category, also, I'm concerned [that] will diminish the opportunities for more women, which is something I also have been working hard to try to promote."
The star concluded that her main aim is to see more inclusivity and more women up for the top awards.

Curtis claimed the award over Hong Chau for The Whale, Kerry Condon for The Banshees of Inisherin, Stephanie Hsu for Everything Everywhere All At Once and Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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