Michelle Yeoh Makes History With 2023 Oscars Best Actress Award
Michelle Yeoh made Oscar history by winning the Oscar for Everything everywhere all at once.
The 60-year-old became the first Malaysian and Asian to receive an Oscar in any category with her win for Best Actress. Yeoh has already won the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng rose to prominence in the 1990s after starring in a string of Hong Kong action films. His first major Western role was in the James Bond film tomorrow never dies.
In Everything everywhere all at onceYeoh plays Evelyn Wang, a Chinese-American immigrant who turns out to be the film’s unlikely hero.
“For all the little boys and girls like me watching tonight, it’s a beacon of hope and possibility,” Yeoh said from the stage.
“It’s proof that dreams come true. And ladies, don’t let anyone tell you that you’re past your prime. Never give up.”
Yeoh dedicated his award to his mother and all mothers.
“They are true superheroes, and without them none of us will be here tonight,” she said.
Leaving the stage, the actress said, “Thanks to the Academy – it’s history in the making!”
“I wouldn’t be here tonight if it weren’t for the Daniels, the amazing cast and the team. [and] everyone involved in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’,” she said. “Also, my extended family in Hong Kong, where I started my career. Thank you for letting me stand on your shoulders.
Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, the wild sci-fi adventure Everything everywhere all at once was released about a year ago on SXSW, where it became a critical and commercial sensation.