Jamie Lee Curtis Gives Her Oscar They/Them Pronouns in Support of Her Trans Daughter

The Oscar winner made the distinction during an interview on Tuesday's 'Today' show.

Jamie Lee Curtis is using her Oscar moment to show support for her trans daughter, Ruby.

Following her emotional win at Sunday's awards show, Curtis was a guest on Tuesday's Today show, where she shared that she gave her Best Supporting Actress statuette they/them pronouns. 

The revelation came when she responded to a question from hosts Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, that implied the Oscars statuette was female.

"Have we named her?" Guthrie asked, to which Curtis responded, "I'm in support of my daughter, Ruby. I'm having them be a they/them. I'm going to just call them them. They/them, and they are doing great, they're settling in, and I just, in my life, I never thought in a million years that I'd have this couple days, and I'm very moved by the whole thing."

The topic of de-gendering the awards show is something the 64-year-old Oscar winner touched on Sunday while in the press room following her big win. 

"I would like to see a lot more women be nominated so there's gender parity in all the branches. We're getting there, we're not anywhere near there. The inclusivity involves the bigger question, which is, how do you include everyone?" the Everything Everywhere All at Once star told reporters backstage. "As the mother of a trans daughter, I understand that. But to de-gender the category I'm concerned will diminish the opportunities for more women. The most important thing is inclusivity and more women. Basically, just more f**king women, all the time and all at once."

Things also turned emotional on Curtis' Today show appearance when she was shown her Oscars acceptance speech for the first time.

"I hadn't watched that," Curtis said, wiping away tears.

The veteran star was visibly emotional throughout the interview, honored by the accolade.

Curtis' victory was one of seven total Academy Award wins for Everything Everywhere All at Once -- the most for any Best Picture winner since 2008's Slumdog Millionaire -- including Best Picture, Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh) and Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan).



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