Oscars 2023: Michelle Yeoh creates history, becomes first Asian female lead to win Best Actress for Everything Everywhere All At Once


Michelle Yeoh has made Oscars history with her Best Actress win for Everything Everywhere All At Once. For the first time in its 95-year-history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded the Oscar for best actress in a leading role to a self-identified Asian actress. Michelle dedicated her award to her mother whom she called a ‘superhero’.

Michelle received a lengthy standing ovation as she walked to the podium to accept her award. In her acceptance speech she said, “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibility. And ladies, don't let anyone ever tell you, ‘you are past your prime’."

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The Malaysian-born Yeoh became a star of Hong Kong cinema and gained global attention with films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Memoirs of a Geisha, Tomorrow Never Dies and Crazy Rich Asians. This was her first Oscar nomination.

Before Oscars, Michelle also won a Golden Globe, an Independent Spirit Award, several local Film Critics Awards, a SAG Award, and nominations for a Critics' Choice Award and a BAFTA Award for her role in the film.

(Source: Twitter)