Jamie Lee Curtis is a beloved name in the industry, not least because of his parents Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, but above all because of the varied roles he has taken on throughout his career, from his unforgettable scream in halloween by John Carpenter.
Those who walk in middle age will certainly have in their mental catalog A Fish Called Wandaand the younger ones could see it now in a Everything Everywhere at the Same Timewhich, last night, won seven Oscars, some loaded with symbolism.
But the biggest awards of the North American film industry had never, until today, considered Lee Curtis. At age 64, this is not only his first statuette but his first nomination. Which, added to the sympathy that most professionals have for him, explains the euphoria manifested by those who attended the awards ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Stephanie Hsu, who was also nominated by All in Every Side, was effusive; Hong Chau smiled and applauded; Kerry Condon, despite being more restrained, celebrated her colleague’s victory. Angela Bassett, on the other hand, did not show any reaction, in a behavior read as a huge disappointment.
Bassett was nominated for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and his attitude was widely condemned on social networkswith someone who accused her of not knowing how to lose.
It didn’t take long, however, for Marvel fans to come to their aid, accusing the Academy of having, once again, demonstrated how it “hates” movies in the Marvel universe.
Since 2008, Marvel Studios has produced 31 films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, totaling around $30 billion (€28 billion) at the worldwide box office. avengers: endgame, for example, which became the most successful film of all time, with a box office receipt of around 1.2 billion dollars (1.1 million euros) worldwide in the first weekend. exhibition week. But the success has not been reflected in the distinctions of the Hollywood Academy.
To date, Marvel films have received 26 Oscar nominations, of which they have won only four: three with black panther, in 2018, and one in this edition. Ruth Carter won the Best Costume Oscar for her work in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The film, in addition to also being nominated for best supporting actress, was nominated for best original song (lift me uptheme by Rihanna), make-up and visual effects.