Michelle Yeoh Wiki – Michelle Yeoh Biography
Michelle Yeoh is making history once again. The Everything Everywhere All at Once star, 60, who earned her first Best Actress Oscar nomination on Tuesday, also earned special distinction as the first actress of Asian descent to do so.
Yeoh told Deadline after the Oscar nomination news: “I think what it means to me is for all those Asians to say, ‘See, it’s possible. If she can do it, I can do it too.'” That is the most important. I am very common. I just work really hard. There are so many brilliant actresses, actors who know they have a seat at the table. All they have to do is find an opportunity and go there.”
The Malaysian-born actress, considered a favorite for Best Actress at the upcoming Academy Awards for her portrayal of Evelyn Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once, told TIME last month that she has “thought about” the fact that that no Asian woman has ever won Best Actress at the Oscars, adding, “And it’s not just me, I feel like my entire Asian community has thought about it.” “They come up to me and say, ‘You’re doing it for us,'” Yeoh told TIME.
The Academy Awards have been criticized in the past for nominating primarily white actors. This year, however, several Asian actors received Academy Award nominations, including Yeoh’s co-stars Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu, as well as Hong Chau for The Whale. This marks the largest number of Asian nominees recognized by the academy in its history, according to Variety.
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Michelle Yeoh First Asian Best Actress Oscar Nominee
Yeoh has garnered several award list honors this season, including a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She became the second Asian actress to win the award (Awkwafina won the award in 2020 for her role in The Farewell).
She also accepted the National Board of Review’s Best Actress award, saying in her acceptance speech, “I am incredibly proud to be the first Asian actress in 45 years to receive this honor.” “I hope it means that Hollywood and the film community recognize how pivotal this film is, and all the things that I have stood for and tried to achieve in my four-decade career,” she added.
Yeoh also took home Best Actress accolades from the Saturn Awards and the Hollywood Critics Guild for her role in the film, and she was nominated for Best Lead Performance at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. She is also nominated for Best Lead Performance at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, which will take place on March 4.
Everything Everywhere All at Once became the first A24 film to cross $100 million at the worldwide box office. The film also stars Jamie Lee Curtis, who also received an Academy Award nomination for her performance, Jenny Slate, and Harry Shum Jr.Read More….
The 95th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on March 12.