Video: Jamie Lee Curtis uses plural pronouns to refer to her Oscar trophy

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Actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who recently won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” said during an appearance on “Today” that she is using they/them pronouns to refer to her Oscar trophy.

“Here they are,” Curtis said, stroking the statue. “In support of my daughter Ruby,” the actress said, “I’m having them be a they/them.”

“I’m gonna just call them them, they/them,” she said, adding, “They are doing great.” She also added that “they’re settling in.”

Jamie Lee Curtis gets emotional talking about her Oscar

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Curtis has two children through adoption, and one of them identifies as transgender. In 2021, AARP reported that Curtis said that she and her husband “have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby.”

The award marks Curtis’ very first Oscar win.

When Daniel Scheinert, who wrote and directed “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with Daniel Kwan, accepted the Oscar for directing the film, he thanked his parents “for not squashing my creativity when I was making really disturbing horror films, or really perverted comedy films, or dressing in drag as a kid,” which he said is a “threat to nobody.”

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Scheinert made the comment amid ongoing cultural controversy over whether children should be exposed to drag queens at drag shows or other events like Drag Story Hour.

New York Attorney General Letitia James is actively promoting Drag Story Hour. “My office is proud to host a Drag Story Hour read-a-thon,” she noted in an Instagram post. “Families with children are invited to join Attorney General James, Drag storytellers, and city and state elected leaders,” a graphic advertising the event states.

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