Jamie Lee Curtis made a nepo baby joke, kissed Michelle Yeoh and became a meme at the SAG awards

All in a night's work

Jamie Lee Curtis SAG Awards
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The SAG Awards 2023 took place last night, and the A-listers were out in force to honour the very best in film and TV. 

Gathering at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, the stars graced the red carpet, with Zendaya a pink Valentino vision, and Jenna Ortega wearing a gorgeous and gothic Atelier Versace dress. 

Jennifer Coolidge and Brendan Fraser took home awards, and Everything Everywhere All At Once had an epic night, winning best Motion picture cast. 

However, it was the stars of the film that had everyone talking. Ke Huy Quan won the award for Male Actor in a Supporting Role, becoming the first Asian actor to do so, and Michelle Yeoh's acceptance speech for the Female Actor in a Leading Role statuette has gone viral thanks to her heartwarming shock (and hilarious use of profanities). 

But another cast member has also been getting some online attention for her brilliant chaos - and it's none other than Jamie Lee Curtis. 

Before the ceremony had even started, she was caught on camera accidentally interrupting a red carpet interview and instantly became the first meme of the night. 

Jamie Lee Curtis SAG Awards

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She was also a part of the opening sequence, detailing her love of acting and poking fun at herself for being a 'nepo baby'.

Addressing the viewers, she said: "I got my SAG card when I was 19 years old, when I signed a seven-year contract to Universal Studios and starred in an ABC TV series called the Operation Petticoat, which was based on the movie that my father, Tony Curtis — nepo baby! — starred in."

The Halloween star later went on to excitedly kiss co-star Michelle Yeoh when she won the award for Female Actor in a Supporting Role - and, yet, again, the clip has gone viral.

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As if that wasn't enough excitement for one night, she also thrilled fans when she revealed that a Freaky Friday sequel is going to happen. 

Talking to Variety at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, she confirmed: "It’s going to happen. Without saying there’s anything officially happening, I’m looking at you in this moment and saying, 'Of course it’s going to happen.' It’s going to happen."

We are SO ready. 

Jadie Troy-Pryde
News Editor

Jadie Troy-Pryde is News Editor, covering celebrity and entertainment, royal, lifestyle and viral news. Before joining the team in 2018 as the Lifestyle and Social Media Editor, she worked at a number of women’s fashion and lifestyle titles including Grazia, Women’s Health and Stylist, and now heads the Marie Claire UK news desk.