Oscars 2023 Countdown: Jamie Lee Curtis-ology

Posted on March 10, 2023

We could sum up a lot of the 2023 Oscar acting nominees with one word. Cate Blanchett: The Pro. Angela Bassett: The Queen. Ke Huy Quan: The Prodigal. Austin Butler: The Kid. And Best Supporting Actress nominee Jamie Lee Curtis? Why, it’s obvious. She’s The Lifer.


At the Governors Awards in Tom Ford

There’s always a dual quality to Jamie Lee Curtis’ red carpet choices. There’s the “Let’s get this job done correctly” aspect of someone who has been working hard and steady in the industry for four decades.


At the Palm Springs International Film Awards

She has famously spoken out against Hollywood’s standards of beauty for aging women, so there isn’t a sense of trend-following or attention-seeking.


At the Golden Globes in Valentino

Instead, there’s a quiet, unmistakable confidence and an experienced woman’s understanding of what looks good on her and what she’ll put up with.


At the AARP Movies for Grownups in Alexander McQueen

The other side of Jamie Lee’s style is born out of her family background. Not only was she born into fame, but she was raised by two of the biggest movie stars of their day. She has an innate understanding of it and all its trappings and pitfalls, so her approach to the red carpet is heavily tinged with a “Let’s not take this too seriously, folks” attitude.


At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in Givenchy

She clearly likes to keep things clean, focused and unfussed.


At the BAFTAS in Saint Laurent

But as a Hollywood lifer, she also knows the value of vamping it up a little when the moment calls for it.


At the Producers Guild of America Awards in Monique Lhuillier

In other words, she may like her style to come with a low difficulty setting most of the time, but she also likes to put on a slinky, glamorous gown.


 At the SAG Awards in Romona Keveža

It’s not just good common professional sense, it’s also part of her family history. On Oscar night? The look will likely be classically glamorous, extremely flattering, and largely uncomplicated, just like Jamie Lee.


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