The actor stated in her winning speech, "Ladies, don't let anybody tell you you are ever past your prime."
Last Updated: 04.04 AM, Mar 13, 2023
Michelle Yeoh has created history with her Oscar win for best actress in a leading role. The actor has become the first Asian woman to win the Oscar in the top category. For her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once, Yeoh was honored, and she also received a standing ovation at the prestigious event.
In her winning speech, Yeoh stated, "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 tell you you are ever past your prime."
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are in charge of directing the insane sci-fi adventure. In order to avert a catastrophe, Evelyn Wang, a middle-aged laundromat owner played by Michelle Yeoh, must communicate with other versions of herself from different worlds.
After Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari and Miyoshi Umeki for Sayonara, Yeoh is the third Asian woman to ever receive an acting Oscar. She is also the first in the lead category to take action in this manner. Yeoh triumphed against Cate Blanchett's performance in Tár, Michelle Williams in The Fabelmans, Andrea Riseborough's in To Leslie, and Ana de Armas' in Blonde to win the award.
Yeoh also mentioned in her winning speech, "I wouldn’t be standing here tonight with the Daniels without the amazing cast and crew and everyone involved with Everything Everywhere All at Once. Also, my extended family in Hong Kong, where I started my career. Thank you for letting me stand on your shoulders."
A record-breaking 11 nominations for the Oscars were given to the movie, including those for best picture, best director, the Daniels, best supporting actresses, Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis, who took home the prize, and best supporting actor Ke Huy Quan, who also took home the award in his category.