Michelle Yeoh, first Asian women to win Oscar for ‘Best Actress’

On Monday the world celebrated the 95th Oscars. In a long history of Oscars many people have been honoured by awards in various categories, but surprisingly no Asian women has ever been awarded as Best Actress until Monday. Michelle Yeoh mad history by being the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar. Yeoh’s portrayal in “Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” earned her the best actress Oscar for the first time. Following a long career in martial arts and action movies like “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Yes, Madam,” the prize was given. Yeoh remarked from the podium, “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching today, this is a beacon of hope and potential. This is proof that dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you that you are ever past your prime. Never give up.”. And ladies, don’t ever let someone convince you that your best years are behind you. Never give up. Dedicating the award to her mother and all moms worldwide she said “They are real the superheroes, and without them, none of us will be here tonight.” Yeoh is only the third Asian woman overall, and the first in the lead category, to get an Oscar for acting, joining Yuh-Jung Youn for “Minari” and Miyoshi Umeki for “Sayonara.” Yeoh won the award against Cate Blanchett for “Tar,” Michelle Williams for “The Fabelmans,” Andrea Riseborough for “To Leslie,” and Ana de Armas for “Blonde”. Overwhelmed with joy at the stage she shouted, “Thank you to the Academy — this is history in the making!” as she left the platform. Without the incredible cast and crew of “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and everyone else involved, I wouldn’t be standing here today with the Daniels, she remarked. Also, my large family in Hong Kong, where I began my profession. I appreciate you allowing me to stand on your shoulders. The eccentric sci-fi adventure, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, centres on Evelyn Wang, played by Yeoh, a middle-aged laundromat owner who learns she must communicate with versions of herself from other universes to avert catastrophic catastrophe while being audited by the IRS.

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