On Sunday night, Michelle Yeoh made history as the first Malaysian-born performer and the first woman of Asian descent to win Best Actress at the 95th Academy Awards. Yeoh won the award for her outstanding performance in the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
In her emotional acceptance speech, Yeoh dedicated her award to her mother and all the moms in the world, stating that they are the real superheroes. She also expressed her gratitude to the Asian community, saying that this win is a beacon of hope and possibilities for all the little boys and girls who look like her.
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” tells the story of Evelyn Wang, an Asian American immigrant who runs a laundromat and discovers the infinite possibilities of the multiverse. Yeoh’s portrayal of Wang received critical acclaim and earned her the much-deserved Oscar.
The film, which also starred Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis, won a total of seven Academy Awards out of 11 nominations, including Best Picture. The duo behind the film, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, won Best Director, while Jamie Lee Curtis and Ke Huy Quan won in their respective supporting acting categories.
Yeoh’s win marks a significant moment in Oscars history, representing a step towards greater diversity and inclusivity in the film industry.