Jamie Lee Curtis Offers Life Advice From an "Old Lady" on the Oscars 2023 Red Carpet

Believe it or not, Jamie Lee Curtis' Best Supporting Actress nod for Everything Everywhere All at Once at the 2023 Oscars is her first Academy Award nomination.

By JD Knapp Mar 12, 2023 10:23 PMTags
Watch: Jamie Lee Curtis' Husband Offered Her Breakfast to Get Oscar Ready

Jamie Lee Curtis is ready for a long night at the 2023 Oscars!

Despite having a storied career in Hollywood, the 64-year-old only just received her first-ever Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Jamie Lee strode onto the champagne carpet alongside husband Christopher Guest at the March 12 event wearing a shimmering, encrusted nude Dolce & Gabbana column dress with long sleeves. And while reflecting on her major career milestone with Live From E!'s Laverne Cox, she revealed the key piece of advice she'd give to her younger self ahead of her big break in 1978's Halloween.

"Relax, I would tell everybody just relax," Jamie Lee shared. "I think we all walk around so clinched, so filled with tension. The world is so crazy, so difficult and my goal in life now as an old lady is just to say relax, you are enough. This is a perfect moment right now, call off the search. Just relax."

And it seems relaxing had been on the forefront of her mind as she prepared for the 2023 Oscars.

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"I read a book called The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo and today's offering was the most profound one I've ever read in conjunction with what's going on today here," Jamie Lee said of how her Oscars Sunday began. "The word 'Everything' was in it all throughout, and it was obviously written a long time ago."

(Click here to see every star at the 2023 Oscars.)

She continued, "I do meditation, I'm a sober person, I talk to people, I communicate with my friends, my husband made me a little breakfast—that is what he offered, a little breakfast."

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Everything Everywhere All at Once has the most nominations of the night with 11—including Best Picture, Best Director for The Daniels, Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan and some direct competition with co-star Stephanie Hsu also being nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

Elsewhere this awards season, Jamie Lee won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role at the 2023 SAG Awards.

"I love actors, I love acting," she noted. "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."

Keep reading to see more stars step out at the 2023 Oscars, below...

Cara Delevingne

In Elie Saab Couture with Bulgari jewelry

Angela Bassett

In Moschino

Salma Hayek

In Gucci

Mindy Kaling

In Vera Wang

Jamie Lee Curtis

In Dolce & Gabbana


In Alaïa with Moussaieff jewelry 

Lady Gaga

In Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Melissa McCarthy

In Christian Siriano

Cate Blanchett

In Louis Vuitton

Elizabeth Banks

In Vivienne Westwood with Pomellato jewelry 

Rooney Mara

In Alexander McQueen with Fred Leighton jewelry 

Kate Hudson

In Louis Vuitton

Janelle Monáe

In Vera Wang with REZA jewelry

Emily Blunt

In Valentino with Chopard jewelry 

Michelle Williams

In Chanel Couture with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Michael B. Jordan

In Louis Vuitton with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Andrew Garfield

In Fendi with David Yurman and OMEGA jewelry

Halle Berry

In Tamara Ralph with Pomellato jewelry 

Michelle Yeoh

In Christian Dior Couture with Moussaieff jewelry 

Ke Huy Quan

In Giorgio Armani with OMEGA and Fred Leighton jewelry 

Nicole Kidman

In Armani Privé with OMEGA jewelry

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

In Dolce & Gabbana with Tag Heuer jewelry 

Samuel L. Jackson

Idris Elba

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Brooks Nader

In LaQuan Smith

Jessica Chastain

In Gucci

Jessie Buckley

In Rodarte with Chopard jewelry 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

In Dolce & Gabbana

Paul Mescal

In Gucci

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