Jamie Lee Curtis, the 64-year-old actress and Hollywood veteran, took home the award for Best Supporting Actress at the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." However, it was her reaction to winning the award that stole the show and has since gone viral.
The Viral Kiss
After being announced as the winner, Curtis jumped up in excitement and grabbed her co-star Michelle Yeoh for a kiss on the cheek. When asked about the moment by ET's Denny Directo, Curtis jokingly responded, "I kissed her? Did I really kiss her? I love Michelle Yeoh.
We love each other. We fell in love with each other. She's married. I met her husband in England, he's lovely. I also have a husband." The touching moment between the two actresses quickly spread across social media, with many fans expressing their appreciation for the show of love and support.
But the viral kiss wasn't the only memorable moment of the night for Curtis. In her acceptance speech, she proudly declared herself a "nepo baby," referencing the term used to describe the children of famous parents in the entertainment industry.
Curtis's own parents, Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, were both well-known Hollywood stars in their own right. "I know so many in our industry look at this night and think, 'Is that ever gonna be possible for me?' she began. 'I know you look at me and think 'nepo baby' and I totally get it, but the truth of the matter is I'm 64 years old and this is just amazing.'
" Curtis went on to speak about her parents, who she said "had nothing" but went on to become "monstrous stars" in the industry they loved. Her mother Janet Leigh was famously known for her role in the classic 1960 film "Psycho," while her father Tony Curtis starred in films such as "The Defiant Ones," "Some Like It Hot," and "Operation Petticoat." Jamie Lee Curtis's win at the SAG Awards was a memorable moment not just for the actress but for fans and the entertainment industry as a whole.
Her viral kiss with co-star Michelle Yeoh and touching acceptance speech left an indelible mark on the night's proceedings.