Michelle Yeoh wins Best Actress Oscar for Everything Everywhere All at Once
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Michelle Yeoh has won the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 2023 Oscars.
The star-studded event kicked off tonight (Sunday, 12 March) at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and thankfully there have been no dramas like last year.
And it's turned out to be a big night for Yeoh, who won the prestigious trophy for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once, beating out competition from the likes of Cate Blanchett in Tár and Ana de Armas in Blonde.
Other nominees included Andrea Riseborough for her role in To Leslie and Michelle Williams' in The Fabelmans.
Everyone (everywhere all at once) was expecting Michelle Yeoh to bag the accolade, having portrayed Evelyn Wang in the heart-wrenching sci-fi.
Even before the event kicked off, the 60-year-old star made Oscars history as the first Asian woman to be nominated for the Best Actress Oscar.
It's only taken 95 years to happen.
Her co-star Stephanie Hsu was also nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and though she lost out to Jamie Lee Curtis, they too were in the running for Everything Everywhere All At Once.
The film has led the charge with a whopping 11 nominations at this year's ceremony, which Yeoh says is down to the film's emotional core.
She said, as per The Hollywood Reporter: "We are a little movie that has such a great, loving, beating heart that so many people relate to.
"And I think that is the reason why we are here today with all these nominations, because we’re just getting an outpouring of love – it’s been such a healing process.
"Not just in the movie, but [for] our audience as well, as they walk through the journey with this crazy woman called Evelyn Wang."
The legendary actor, who has starred in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Crazy Rich Asian, told the outlet she is touched by the recognition while acknowledging the moment is 'bigger' than her.
She continued: "At the present moment, constantly, all the time, having Asians walking up to me saying, ‘You can do it, you’re doing it for us'."
Earlier on in the night, Everything Everywhere All At Once star Ke Huy Quan completed his amazing Hollywood comeback by winning the Best Supporting Actor award.
He took to the stage to accept the most prestigious trophy you can get in the world of film, where he gave an emotional speech.
Quan opened up about the struggles he's faced in the past, saying he spent a year in a refugee camp growing up.
"And somehow I ended up here on Hollywood's biggest stage," he said, adding, "This is the American dream."