In “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” Jamie Lee Curtis played the imperious IRS auditor who is closing in on a Chinese American laundromat owner as she struggles to pay her taxes. This performance earned her the Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday.
The 64-year-old Curtis received her first Academy Award after 45 years in the film industry, which began with the horror picture “Halloween,” and her first-ever Oscar nomination. Kerry Condon and Angela Bassett, two other front-runners, were defeated by her.
When Curtis received the offer for a “strange” movie and learned she would be working with lead actress Michelle Yeoh, she remarked in her victory speech that she was all in. Curtis had previously won the same award from the Screen Actors Guild two weeks prior.
Before the movie explodes into a multidimensional action adventure with martial arts battle, Curtis, who plays the dowdy Internal Revenue Service auditor Deirdre Beaubeirdre, picks on Yeoh’s character Evelyn in the tax office. But, in one of the verses, Evelyn and Deidre bond while Evelyn tries to persuade her that she is adored and had fingers that like hot dogs.