Oscars 2023: Michelle Yeoh shatters the glass ceiling as the first “Non-White Best Actress Winner” in a lead role for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Michelle Yeoh has made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress award at the Oscars. During her acceptance speech, she acknowledged the significance of her win by stating, “This is history in the making.” I share her sentiment on this landmark achievement.
During her acceptance speech, Michelle Yeoh, a 60-year-old female Asian actor, stated that her win serves as a source of hope and inspiration for children who share her appearance. She went on to say that her accomplishment is evidence that it’s possible to achieve big dreams and encouraged others also to dream big.
“For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof to dream big, and dreams do come true,” she said.
The 60-year-old actress went ahead to express gratitude on her Instagram.
“I am overwhelmed and overjoyed with happiness! Every single person who worked on this film poured their heart and soul into it, and we are all so grateful to the Academy for recognizing so many from our EEAAO family. Playing Evelyn Wang has been one of the great privileges of my 40-year career. It is truly the role of a lifetime. Thank you to Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for seeing me and for this opportunity, I will forever cherish this moment,” she wrote.
Yeoh has been causing a stir in the entertainment industry with her outstanding performance as Evelyn Wang in the critically acclaimed film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” by renowned directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, also known as “the Daniels.” Her performance earned her the distinction of being the first Asian actor to win a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) award for Best Actress and the second Asian actor to win a Golden Globe award for the same category.
Yeoh’s win has become a beacon of inspiration for people of color, Asians, and women, particularly those considered “old.” Her accomplishments have made her an important role model for those who may feel underrepresented or undervalued in the industry. Her acceptance speech at the Oscars showcased this, as she encouraged women never to let anyone tell them that they’re past their prime.