It felt like Halloween last night.
Jamie Lee Curtis–arguably the greatest Scream Queen in the history of horror cinema–last night was recognized at the 95th annual Academy Awards ceremony with her first Oscar statuette.
Curtis received a Best Supporting Actress Award–ironically not for any of her genre efforts, but for this year’s Best Picture winner, Everything Everywhere All at Once. In the science-fiction comedy, she plays Deirdre Beaubeirdre, an IRS agent who has several guises in different timelines in the multiverse.
But Curtis didn’t ignore her horror roots in his acceptance speech, saying, “To all the people who have supported the genre movies I’ve made all these years–the hundreds of thousands of people–we just won an Oscar together.”
Curtis, of course, made her feature film debut playing Laurie Strode in John Carpenter’s 1978 classic Halloween–reprising that role in Halloween II, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, 2018’s Halloween, Halloween Kills and last year’s Halloween Ends. She also has starred in such genre favorites as The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train and Roadgames.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the Halloween franchise–and on the continuing career of Jamie Lee Curtis.