Michelle Yeoh, 60, is the first Asian actress to win best actress at the Oscars, and she dedicated her honor to moms all across the globe. She won for “Everywhere Everything all at Once”. Read More…
Michelle Yeoh Became The First Asian To Win Under This Category
After years of dedicated work in the world of martial arts and action films, including memorable performances in classics such as “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” and “Yes, Madam,” the esteemed Michelle Yeoh was honored with the prestigious award. She made it historic and became the second actress of color to triumph in her category, following in the footsteps of the iconic Halle Berry, who won in 2002 for her role in “Monster’s Ball.” And the tradition of celebrating exceptional women continues, with the talented Yuh-jung Youn taking home the prize for Best Supporting Actress in 2021, thanks to her outstanding performance in “Minari.”
Michelle Yeoh accepts her #Oscar for Best Actress: “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof that dreams do come true.” https://t.co/ndiKiHfmID pic.twitter.com/pQN8nHDhCx
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As the audience held their breath in anticipation, the adored actress took to the stage, her eyes glistening with emotion, to accept the golden statuette. Yeoh shared a heartwarming moment with Halle Berry, who awarded her with this pioneering award, before making her heartfelt address.
“Thank you, this is for all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight. This is a beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof, that if you dream big, dreams do come true. And ladies don’t let anybody tell you you are past your prime. Never give up.”
“I have to dedicate this to my mom, and all the moms in the world, because they are the superheroes, without them none of us would be here tonight. (My mom) is 84 and I’m taking this home to her, watching in Malaysia. I’m bringing this home to you, and my extended family in Hong Kong where I started in my career. Thank you to the Academy, this is history in the making.”Michelle Yeoh
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert bring to life an eccentric science fiction escapade(Everywhere Everything all at Once), with a captivating plot that revolves around the character of Evelyn Wang, played by the brilliant Michelle Yeoh. As a middle-aged owner of a laundromat, Evelyn finds herself under IRS audit, only to uncover a startling revelation that she must unite with versions of herself from different parallel universes in order to prevent the catastrophic destruction of everything she holds dear.
In addition to the historic win by Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” was also awarded the highly-coveted Best Picture award. The film also earned recognition in other categories, with Ke Huy Quan winning Best Supporting Actor, Jamie Lee Curtis taking home Best Supporting Actress, and the directing duo known as the Daniels receiving the prestigious award for Best Director. It was a night of triumph and celebration for all involved in the making of this exceptional film.