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Jamie Lee Curtis breaks down in tears as she wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

Jamie Lee Curtis breaks down in tears as she wins Oscar for Best Supporting Actress

Jamie Lee teared up over the win.

Jamie Lee Curtis was a ball of emotion at the 95th Academy Awards after winning for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

It was a huge moment for the star, who acknowledged that both her mother and father had previously won the coveted award.

The star insisted in her acceptance speech that it wasn't just her Oscar, but that of the hundreds of people who helped her get to where she is.

Paying tribute to all of the special people in her life, she shouted: “We just won an Oscar”

Jamie Lee, 64, said on the stage: “I know it looks like I am standing up here on my own but I am not. There are hundreds of people and hundreds of people. We just won an Oscar.

"To my family, my beautiful husband, Christopher Guest, my daughters, Annie and Ruby, my sister Kelly – we just won an Oscar.

“To all of the people who have supported the genre movie’s that I have made for hundreds and hundreds of thousands, we just won an Oscar together.”

Jamie then looked up to the sky, holding back tears, and added: "And my mother and father were both nominated for Oscars in different categories, I just won an Oscar."

She is the daughter of Hollywood legends Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis.

Jamie Lee held back tears after her win.

Jamie has won the same award that her mother Janet had been nominated for back in 1960 for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

Meanwhile, Tony Curtis was nominated for Best Actor back in 1959 for his role in The Defiant Ones.

The other nominees for Best Supporting Actress were Stephanie Hsu for Everything Everywhere All At Once, Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hong Chau for The Whale, and Kerry Condon for The Banshees of Inisherin.

Jamie's win came just after her co-star Ke Huy Quan's win for Best Supporting Actor.

It was an incredibly emotional moment for Ke, too, who has made perhaps the greatest comeback in Hollywood history.

Quan opened up about the struggles he's faced in the past, and revealed he spent a year in a refugee camp growing up.

Jamie Lee Curtis shouted out her parents, who had both previously been nominated.

"And somehow I ended up here on Hollywood's biggest stage," he said, "This is the American dream."

Quan, who already earned the same honour at the Golden Globes earlier this awards season, got his big break as a child actor in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, portraying the titular character's sidekick Short Round.

However, he then took a step back from acting, only to reappear on screens in 2021 for the hit sci-fi film.

Featured Image Credit: ABC

Topics: Celebrity, Oscars