Jamie Lee Curtis has revealed the touching name she gave her first Oscar in a touching nod to her transgender daughter.
The actress, 64, was awarded the gong for Best Supporting Actress at Sunday’s 95th Academy Awards for her portrayal of Deirdre Beaubeirdre in Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Appearing on the Today show Tuesday, Curtis was moved as she watched a clip of her acceptance speech for the first time.
He also shared the carefully thought out name he decided to give his golden statue: “They.”
“Hi everyone, it’s today, here they are,” she beamed as she stroked her award while appearing via video link, before adding, “I’m in support of my daughter Ruby and making them/them.
“They’re doing great and they’re settling in and I couldn’t, I mean, I never in my life thought in a million years that I’d have these two days.
“I’m very moved by the whole thing,” he added.
Curtis, who shares two children with her husband Christopher Guest, first revealed to the world that her daughter Ruby was transgender in July 2021, proudly telling AARP magazine that she and her wife had “watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Rubino”.
In tribute to her son, the actress also spoke out about the need for genderless acting categories shortly after her win at Sunday night’s ceremony, telling reporters backstage, “Obviously I’d like to see a lot more women nominated so that there it’s gender equality in all areas and all branches, and I think we’re getting there.
“We’re not even remotely close. And of course inclusiveness then implies the bigger question, which is how to include everyone when there are binary choices, which is very difficult.
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“As a mother of a trans daughter, I completely understand that.”