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Jamie Lee Curtis Shares Candid Photos Of Her Shocked Reaction Getting Her First Oscar Nomination

The actor was overcome with emotion after being nominated for her first Oscar for her role in 'Everything Everywhere All at Once.'

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Jamie Lee Curtis has been a film staple and icon for decades, making her film debut in 1978 as our beloved Laurie Strode in Halloween.

Now, at 64 years old, Curtis is celebrating her first ever Oscar nomination.

The daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh found out on Tuesday that she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once...and her reaction was caught on camera!

Curtis posted the reaction photos on Instagram with the caption:

"THIS IS WHAT SURPRISE LOOKS LIKE!"
"One of my oldest besties @debopp texted me at 5:15 that she was sitting in front of my house and did I want company watching the announcements."

You can see her post here:

Curtis shared her friend Debbie Oppenheimer won an Oscar for her documentary Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport—a story of Oppenheimer's mother.

Curtis continued:

"There she was in the pitch black, freezing, cold in a parka. She came in and sat with me as I had sat with her the day she was heading toward the Oscar ceremony, the year she won."
"We held hands. I didn't even realize she took pictures."

She then described the photos in her post:

"The first is the moment of hearing my name, and then the thrill of my friend, Stephanie's @stephaniehsuofficial name, and the rest of the nominations and then the best thing of all, a loving embrace for my husband."
"No filters. No fakery. Just the truth of a moment of joy captured by a friend."

She finished the post:

"Hey @everythingeverywheremovie we went to 11 [nominations]!"

Instagram congratulated Curtis on her long overdue nomination and assured her it was rightfully and well deserved.

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In addition to her reaction photos, Curtis also made a heartfelt post on Instagram reflecting on her journey, her nomination and the connection she has to the film.

"It was never even in my wildest dream box."
"I have always felt very much like an outsider looking in and yet always so grateful for any and all opportunities I have had."
"Being a part of this beautiful movie, which just received so many acknowledgments for our talented, motley crew of artists, is the highlight of my professional life."
"As this is a movie about a family of immigrants and their struggles through life, immediately I'm thinking of my parents, children of immigrants from Hungary and Denmark, whose families came here and sacrificed for their children to achieve their dreams."
"I can only imagine what it would feel like for them and their parents to hear that their daughter/granddaughter was nominated this morning for an Oscar."
"I am stunned and humbled and excited for our little movie that could and did and based on today's nominations, continues to do and do and do."

Everything Everywhere All at Once also received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor.

The Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 12.