Michelle Yeoh Made History - Oscar for lead actress at the 95th Academy Awards
With the Academy Award win for “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Michelle Yeoh becomes the first Asian woman to take home a lead acting statue.
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” dominated the Oscars on Sunday night, winning seven awards, including best director Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert; best actress Michelle Yeoh; best supporting actor Ke Huy Quan, best supporting actress Jamie Lee Curtis; best picture; best editing; and best original screenplay.
” …Maybe there is something out there, something that explains why
no matter what, I still want to be here with you.
I was always wanting to be here with you…”
(Above are Michelle Yeoh’s movie clips from Everything Everywhere All at Once)
As a child, Michelle Yeoh studied to become a ballet dancer.
She has no formal training in martial arts for her action films.
Let's watch a clip of her acceptance speech.
“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 dreams dream big, and dreams do come true.
And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you
you are ever past your prime. Never give up.”
“I wouldn’t be standing here tonight without the Daniels, without A24, without my amazing cast and crew. Without everyone who was involved with ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once.’”
“I have to dedicate this to my mom, all the moms in the world, because they are really the superheroes and without them, none of us would be here tonight. She’s 84 and 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.”
“And also, to my extended family in Hong Kong, where I started my career. Thank you for letting me stand on your shoulders, giving me a leg up so that I can be here today. And to my godchildren, to my sisters, all of them. To my brothers, oh God, to my family. Thank you, thank you!”
“Thank you to the Academy. This is history in the making. Thank you!”
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