Cheerleading Awards Jamie Lee Curtis has COVID-19
Jamie Lee Curtis tested positive for COVID-19, shared her fate just days after attending – and went viral altogether
Different – at the 80th Golden Globes.
The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star, who became an instant meme when she boisterously celebrated her co-star Michelle Yeoh’s first Golden Globe win during the ceremony, took to social media on Friday to share her positive diagnosis amid Hollywood’s unrelenting awards-season engagements.
“F-COVID!” wrote the Knives Out star on Instagram. “Unfortunately, this chief cheerleader will not be attending the weekend’s celebrations at all to cheer on her friends and colleagues. Live on life’s terms.”
The 64-year-old scream queen shared a picture of several home testing kits, expressing gratitude for them nearly three years into the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m glad there’s all this home testing so I didn’t go to the @americanfilminstitute lunch and spread my germs. I was so looking forward to going to the @bafta tea and the @criticschoice awards as a nominee and a member of a motley crew! I’m so proud of these people and look forward to cheering them on through my TV. Stay safe out there folks,” she wrote.
Los Angeles County has surpassed last summer’s spike in coronavirus cases, and the number of COVID-19 deaths reported weekly in the county this week has reached its highest point of the season, demonstrating the ongoing risks of the disease underlines.
LA County recorded 164 COVID-19 deaths in the seven days ended Wednesday, surpassing the summer high of 122 deaths in the week ended Aug. 6. That number was the worst in 10 months. (The rolling weekly number of deaths fell slightly to 163 for the week ended Thursday.)
Curtis was nominated for a Golden Globe for Supporting Actress for her role in the multiverse-hopping film Everything Everywhere All at Once, but the award went to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Angela Bassett on Tuesday. Curtis walked the rain-soaked carpet at the Beverly Hilton in a black Safiyaa jumpsuit and lace Valentino cape to present an award alongside 30 Rock alumnus Tracy Morgan.
She sat alongside scores of other celebrities in the hotel’s packed International Ballroom for the newly launched awards show, and cameras caught her throwing her hands in the air with glee as Yeoh won her award. The action shot was quickly immortalized on social media.
“Once a cheerleader. ALWAYS a cheerleader. My Bae won a Golden Globe. Her first nomination and win,” she wrote on Instagram, later adding, “I’m pretty stunned that a moment of pure JOY on Tuesday night is now a shirt and a move on Thursday! Proud and humble and EXCITED! Thank you @erin.gallag.her and everyone says hello @michelleyeoh_official”
The daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, Curtis has built a remarkable career since she was 19, spanning from her roles in the cult Halloween franchise, the action film True Lies, the robbery comedy A Fish Called Wanda ‘ and other role-reversal comedies ‘Trading Places’ and ‘Freaky Friday’. On television, she starred in Scream Queens, Anything But Love, and Operation Petticoat.
Nonetheless, she was name checked in New York magazine’s Vulture magazine’s inescapable “Nepo Babies” feature last month, and took to Instagram to call herself “an OG Nepo baby” and defend celebrity’s children.
“[T]Not a day goes by in my professional life that I’m not reminded that I’m the daughter of movie stars. The current conversation about Nepo babies is only meant to try to belittle, disparage and hurt,” she wrote.
“To note that for 44 years I have navigated the benefits my connected and mirrored fame has brought me, I am not suggesting that there are none trying to tell me that I am of no worth on my own,” continued she continued. “It’s strange how we immediately make assumptions and snide remarks that someone who is related to someone who is famous for their art in their field somehow lacks talent.
“I’ve learned that’s just not true. … I’ve tried to bring integrity and professionalism and love and community and art to my work. I’m not alone. We are many. Dedicated to our craft. Proud of our lineage. Strong in our belief in our right to exist.”
Times contributors Luke Money and Rong-Gong Lin II contributed to this report.
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