Not that she ever went anywhere, but one could argue that Jamie Lee Curtis‘s career is hotter than ever right now, as the iconic “scream queen” is fresh off a trip to the top of the box office charts as the leading lady in David Gordon Green’s Halloween, and she’s next set to star in The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson’s murder-mystery film Knives Out.
Adding another feather to her cap, Jamie Lee Curtis will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 56th Annual International Cinematographers Guild Publicists Awards, celebrating her prolific acting career that spans an incredible four decades. The awards luncheon returns to the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 22, 2019.
“We are thrilled to honor Jamie Lee Curtis, who has created a celebrated body of film and television work that spans many genres. Her artistic talents have generated a legacy of characters that are embedded in our minds forever. We are honored to spotlight her varied and award-winning career,” said ICG National President Steven Poster, ASC.
The press release heaps praise on the legendary actress…
“Curtis has demonstrated her versatility as a film actress having performed in over 55 films. She has garnered numerous awards and acclaim for her work in blockbusters such as True Lies, winning a Golden Globe Award; Trading Places, earning a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress; A Fish Called Wanda, receiving Best Actress nominations from BAFTA and the Golden Globes; and Disney’s Freaky Friday, winning a Golden Globe nomination. It was her starring role in Halloween that brought her to the attention of audiences worldwide. In 2018, Curtis revived that signature character in Jason Blum’s record-breaking version of Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green. Its opening weekend was the biggest debut ever, for any movie in any genre, to feature a female lead character over 55 years of age.
In 2015, Curtis returned to her horror roots, starring in two seasons of the Ryan Murphy-created TV series, Scream Queens for which she received a Golden Globe nomination. She also won both a Golden Globe and People’s Choice Award for her role in the acclaimed sitcom Anything but Love, was nominated for a Golden Globe for The Heidi Chronicles and was also nominated for an Emmy Award for her role in the CBS television movie Nicholas’ Gift.
Curtis is also a New York Times best-selling children’s book author of 13 books. Her latest book Me, MySelfie & I: A Cautionary Tale was released last September.”
Well deserved, to say the very least!