“It’s history on the move. Michelle Yeoh conquered the world of cinema on Sunday by winning the Oscar for best actress for her role in the eccentric “Everything Everywhere All At Once”becoming the first Asian to win in this category.
The comedian thrilled Academy members with her complex portrayal of Evelyn Wang, the laundromat owner who travels through endless universes to confront a powerful enemy. She thus becomes the first actress of Asian origin to win this award in 95 years of ceremonies. “For all the little boys and girls like me watching tonight, this is a symbol of hope and possibility,” she said with emotion. “It’s history in motion”
Addressing the women in attendance, the 60-year-old actress further quipped, “Never let anyone tell you your best years are behind you.” “I must dedicate this Oscar to my mother, to all mothers because they are the super heroines of the world. Without them, none and none of us would be here tonight,” she continued. Also in the running for the precious award were Andrea Riseborough (“To Leslie”), Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”), Cate Blanchett (“Tar”) and Ana de Armas (“Blonde”).
“Everything Everywhere All At Once”, big winner
“Everything Everywhere All At Once”, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, was the big winner of the high m of Hollywood with six awards, including Best Picture. Having become famous at the start of her career as an action film actress, Michelle Yeoh took up the challenge of alternating in this feature film battles against mortal enemies and an emotional confrontation with her daughter Joy, embodied by Stephanie Hsu.
The Oscar crowns an exceptional awards season: the actress received a Golden Globe, a Spirit Award and a SAG Award (the American actors’ union award). During this last ceremony, she had already made a very emotional speech. “This is not just for me. It’s for every little girl who looks like me, ”she had already ured.
The importance of the representation of Asian people in cinema came up constantly in his interviews before Sunday evening. “95 years of Oscars,” she told the New York Times. “I hope this completely breaks the damn gl ceiling, that it continues and that we see more faces like ours there.”