Michelle Yeoh made historyOn Sunday, she became the first actress of Southeast Asian descent to win an Academy Award for Best Actress Yeh won for her role as Evelyn Wang in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Yeh is known for his roles in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Crazy Rich Asians” in the James Bond franchise, despite decades of work and dozens of roles, this is Yeh’s first Oscar nomination.
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in itYeh plays a Chinese immigrant who discovers an alternative life in another universe.
He received a standing ovation when he took the stage to accept his award. “Thank you, thank you. For all the little girls and boys who look like me who are watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibility,” she said in her speech. “It’s a testament to dreaming big, and dreams come true.”
“And ladies, don’t ever let anyone tell you that you’re past your prime,” Yeh, who is 60, continued. Comment receivedPresidential candidate and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley to talk about becoming prime minister at age 51. Lemon later apologized.
“Never give up,” Yeh said, as the audience erupted in cheers. She then thanked her directors, production company A24 and the cast and crew and dedicated the award to her mother and “all mothers in the world”.
“They really are superheroes, and without them, none of us would be here tonight,” he said, echoing one of the film’s directors, Daniel Cowan, who also thanked the mother in his acceptance speech.
Yeh said his mother is 84 and is visiting Malaysia with friends and family. “I love you guys, I’m bringing you this home,” she said. And she thanked her “extended family” in Hong Kong, where she got her start in acting.
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” was written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, a duo known as The Daniels, who also won Oscars for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Yeo’s co-star is Kay Hui Kwan, who started out as a child actor in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and “The Goonies.”He became only the second performer of Asian descent to win the award
And longtime movie star Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in —. The film also won the award for Best Editing.
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