Michelle Yeoh has achieved a remarkable milestone in the film industry by becoming the first Asian actress to win the Best Actress award at the Oscars. Her incredible performance in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ has broken barriers and opened doors for Asian representation, marking a historic moment in the world of cinema.
At 60, Michelle Yeoh wins Best Actress Oscar for her unforgettable performance in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, triumphing over A-List contenders including Cate Blanchett and Michelle Williams.
During her speech, she said:
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 ‘dream big’ and dreams do come true, and ladies, don’t let anybody ever tell you you are past your prime.
I dedicate this to my mum, all the mums in the world, because they are really the superheroes, and without them, none of us would be here tonight. I’m taking this home to her. She’s watching right now in Malaysia, KL, with my family and friends. I love you guys. I’m bringing this home to you.Michelle Yeoh, First Time Oscar Winner
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” dominated the awards ceremony on Sunday night, winning seven out of its 11 nominations, including the coveted Best Picture and Best Director accolades. In addition to Michelle Yeoh, the first time Oscar winner, and Quan’s historic wins, Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress, helping the film to secure an impressive three out of the four acting awards. This resounding success is a testament to the exceptional talents of the cast and crew, who brought their A-game to the project, delivering a truly outstanding cinematic experience that captivated audiences around the world.
|Best Picture||Everything Everywhere All At Once|
|Best Actress||Michelle Yeoh|
|Best Supporting Actress||Jamie Lee Curtis|
|Best Supporting Actor||Ke Huy Quan|
|Best Director||Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert|
|Best Original Screenplay||Everything Everywhere All At Once|
|Best Film Editing||Everything Everywhere All At Once|
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” also has shattered records and made history by becoming the most awarded film of all time, with a staggering 165 recognitions from major ceremonies and organizations during this award season. The film’s impressive haul includes the recent Oscar win, propelling it past the legendary “The Lord of The Rings: The Return of the King,” directed by Peter Jackson, which received a comparable 101 awards. This unprecedented success is a testament to the film’s outstanding cast and crew, who brought their A-game to the project, delivering a cinematic masterpiece that has captivated audiences and critics alike.
Earlier today, the Rise Malaysia team was thrilled to attend an Exclusive Viewing Party: Oscars 2023 at Pavilion Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, graced by a galaxy of local celebrities and influencers, including Yeoh’s family, in honour of the first time Oscar winner. The atmosphere was electric as the crowd showered their support not only for Michelle Yeoh, the Oscar winner and her well-deserved nomination but also for the critically acclaimed film ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’, which had racked up multiple awards that night (Los Angeles, US’S time zone).
The moment we all have been waiting for, take a look at the video below:
Michelle Yeoh’s groundbreaking achievement as the first-ever Malaysian to win an Oscar has undoubtedly been a source of inspiration for many Malaysians. Her win at the Oscar, which is widely considered to be the most prestigious award in the film industry, has not only brought international recognition to her but also to her home country.
Overall, Michelle Yeoh’s historic Oscar win has inspired and empowered many Malaysians to pursue their dreams, break barriers, and make a positive impact on society, making her a true icon and source of national pride. Congratulations Michelle Yeoh!