As jamie Lee Curtis picked trost her first trophy ever at ns 45th annual Saturn Awards Friday night, she had actually a good luck charm on herstellung arm: former manager chuck Binder, whom she stated was ns reason she became an actor.

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“I was in college und had no thought of being in actor,” Curtis said ahead of her best actress win zum “Halloween.” “I came residence from college punkt Christmas, and in old freundin of mine that used zu be a tennis teacher was managing actors. The said, ‘They’re looking zum Nancy Drew. Do freundin want to go up zum it? and I was like, ‘Sure.’”

Although Curtis didn’t get die part, she was hooked, and after a series des wins und losses, she landed ns role the kicked off herstellung career. “I ended hoch with an contract weist Universal Studios,” she continued. “I stop college, und was in actor weil das about a year top top a TV show. Then, I got fired. Then, Chuck, who at that time was my manager, placed me up zum Halloween.

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Had ich not operation into chuck Binder on the day over Christmas, ich would schutz never been bei actor.”

“I would’ve been a police officer,” she continued. “He’s my date tonight, because ich thought he’d lug me luck, und although he’s not my manager and we haven’t operated together in 30, 40 years, he ist the reason I’m an actor und there’s no one else I am more grateful for that because it’s given me a an imaginative life i never thought I’d have.”


The Saturn Awards, i m sorry honors movement picture, television, house entertainment, and live phase productions an the horror und sci-fi genres, was hosted über Aisha Tyler, und fittingly held on Friday ns 13th at die Avalon in Hollywood. “Welcome to die Saturn Awards. Tonight, we celebrate whatever that used zu get us kicked und beaten an school,” Tyler quipped together she started die show.

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Curtis was nur one des the night’s many big winners. Longtime Saturn Awards presenter und attendee, “Star Trek: Discovery” star doug Jones, took home his erste award at die show weil das best supporting actor bei a streaming presentation. Meanwhile, Zendaya nabbed finest supporting actress zum “Spider-Man: much From Home,” und Josh Brolin won ideal supporting actor weil das “Avengers: Infinity War.”

“Avengers: Endgame” led the awards with sechs Saturns, acquisition home best comic-to-motion gemälde release, ideal actor bei a film (Robert Downey Jr.), best film production design, best film editing, best film make-up and best film special/visual effects. Game of Thrones took home four: best fantasy tv series, finest actress top top a television collection (Emilia Clarke), finest supporting actor on a television series (Peter Dinklage) und best performance über a younger gibbs on a television collection (Maisie Williams).