Jamie Lee Curtis Has a Message to Those Who Think She's Just a "Nepo Baby" at 2023 SAG Awards

Jamie Lee Curtis was nominated for a 2023 SAG Award alongside co-star Stephanie Hsu, Kerry Condon, Hong Chau and Angela Bassett Feb. 26.

By Mike Vulpo Feb 27, 2023 2:19 AMTags
Watch: Watch Jamie Lee Curtis Call Herself a "Nepo Baby" At 2023 SAG Awards

Never underestimate the humor and talent of Jamie Lee Curtis.

During the 2023 SAG Awards on Feb. 26, the actress was visibly thrilled when she won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role thanks to Everything Everywhere All At Once. (For more 2023 SAG Awards winners, click here.)

"I love actors," she shared from the Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City, Calif. "I love acting. I love the job we get to do. I love being a part of a crew. I love being a part of a cast. I love what we do with each other. It's such a beautiful job."

But during her speech, Jamie Lee also poked fun at the discussion surrounding nepotism in Hollywood.   

"My sister Kelly and I were born from love and my father was from Hungary and my mother was from Denmark and they had nothing and they became these monstrous stars in this industry that they loved so much," she said. "My parents were actors and I married an actor." 

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But before you think Jamie Lee has an advantage in the industry, think again!

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"I know you'll look at me and think, ‘Well, nepo baby. That's why she's there' and I totally get it," she said with a laugh. "But the truth of the matter is I'm 64 years old, and this is just amazing."

Jamie Lee went on to lead a chant for her co-star Michelle Yeoh and acknowledged the power of their movie characters.

"For all the Evelyn's and Deirdre in the world," she said. "We love you. We see you. We feel you. We are you. We're here together and God bless you all. What a dream."

For more red carpet fashion from the 2023 SAG Awards, keep reading.

Angela Bassett

In Giambattista Valli Couture with De Beers jewelry and Sarah Flint shoes

Jessica Chastain

In Zuhair Murad

Jenna Ortega

In Atelier Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Ariana DeBose

In Prabal Gurung with Melinda Maria and Effy jewelry

Viola Davis

In Valentino

Emily Blunt

In Oscar de la Renta with Bvlgari jewelry


In Valentino with Bvlgari jewelry 

Hannah Einbinder

In Staud with De Beers jewelry

Jennifer Coolidge

In Saint Laurent

Paul Mescal

In Simone Rocha with Paul Smith boots

Amy Poehler

In Roland Mouret

Sarah Burns

Taron Egerton

In Giorgio Armani

Cate Blanchett

In Armani Privé

Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller

Seth in Fendi; Lauren in Emilia Wickstead

Jeremy Allen White

In Louis Vuitton with Vacheron Constantin jewelry 

Colin Farrell

In Dolce & Gabbana

Keeley Karsten

In Tarik Ediz 

Kerry Condon

In Louis Vuitton

Michelle Yeoh

In Schiaparelli Couture with Moussaieff jewelry 

Claire Foy

In Prada

Christina Applegate & Sadie Grace LeNoble

Christina in Christian Siriano 

Eugene Levy

Aubrey Plaza

In Michael Kors with Mouawad jewelry 

Jackie & Adam Sandler

Ana de Armas

In Louis Vuitton

Rooney Mara

In Alexander McQueen

Jason Bateman & Amanda Anka

Jason in Dolce & Gabbana 

Brendan Fraser


Jessie Buckley

In Christian Dior Couture with Fernando Jorge jewelry 

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