As Jamie Lee Curtis picked up her first trophy ever on the 45th Annual Saturn Awards Friday night time, she had a very good luck attraction on her arm: former supervisor Chuck Binder, whom she mentioned was the rationale she grew to become an actor.
“I used to be in faculty and had no considered being an actor,” Curtis informed Selection forward of her greatest actress win for “Halloween.” “I got here dwelling from faculty at Christmas, and an previous buddy of mine who was a tennis instructor was managing actors. He mentioned, ‘They’re on the lookout for Nancy Drew. Do you need to go up for it? And I used to be like, ‘Positive.’”
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Though Curtis didn’t get the half, she was hooked, and after a collection of wins and losses, she landed the position that kicked off her profession. “I ended up with an [acting] contract at Common Studios,” she continued. “I stop faculty, and was an actor for a couple of 12 months on a TV present. Then, I acquired fired. Then, Chuck, who at the moment was my supervisor, put me up for Halloween. Had I not run into Chuck Binder on that day over Christmas, I’d have by no means been an actor.”
“I’d’ve been a police officer,” she continued. “He’s my date tonight, as a result of I assumed he’d convey me luck, and though he’s not my supervisor and we haven’t labored collectively in 30, 40 years, he’s the rationale I’m an actor and there’s nobody else I’m extra grateful for that as a result of it’s given me a artistic life I by no means thought I’d have.”
The Saturn Awards, which honors movement image, tv, dwelling leisure, and dwell stage productions within the horror and sci-fi genres, was hosted by Aisha Tyler, and fittingly held on Friday the 13th at The Avalon in Hollywood. “Welcome to the Saturn Awards. Tonight, we have fun all the pieces that used to get us kicked and crushed at school,” Tyler quipped as she began the present.
Curtis was simply one among the night time’s many massive winners. Longtime Saturn Awards presenter and attendee, “Star Trek: Discovery” star Doug Jones, took dwelling his first award on the present for greatest supporting actor in a streaming presentation. In the meantime, Zendaya nabbed greatest supporting actress for “Spider-Man: Far From House,” and Josh Brolin received greatest supporting actor for “Avengers: Infinity Struggle.”
“Avengers: Endgame” led the awards with six Saturns, taking dwelling greatest comic-to-motion image launch, greatest actor in a movie (Robert Downey Jr.), greatest movie manufacturing design, greatest movie enhancing, greatest movie make-up and greatest movie particular/visible results. Game of Thrones took dwelling 4: greatest fantasy tv collection, greatest actress on a tv collection (Emilia Clarke), greatest supporting actor on a tv collection (Peter Dinklage) and greatest efficiency by a youthful actor on a tv collection (Maisie Williams).