Jamie Lee Curtis has opened up about her Oscar win and revealed that her statue is being treated as non-binary.
On Sunday night, the 64-year-old won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as an IRS auditor in the hit film Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Now, the actress broke down into tears after watching herself deliver her acceptance speech for the first time since the big event.
Speaking to Today hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, Jamie Lee also revealed that she refers to her Oscar using they/them pronouns in a tribute to her transgender daughter Ruby.
“I hadn’t watched that. So, that was the first time I’ve seen it,” Jamie said during her virtual appearance on the show.
Referring to her Oscar, she added: “Here they are! In support of my daughter Ruby, I’m having them be a they/them. I’m just going to call them ‘them,’ they/them. And they are doing great. They are settling in.”
Shortly after her Sunday win, the actress also called for major changes in the Academy Awards scene as she suggested a non-binary category should be implemented.
“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,” she told the reporters at Dolby Theatre after her win.
“We’re not anywhere near there. And of course, the inclusivity then 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 I completely understand that.”
Jamie Lee, however, admitted that the move would also pose a variety of challenges.
“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. So it’s a complicated question, but I think the most important thing is inclusivity and more women,” she added.
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