25 Jan – Michelle Yeoh has made Oscar history by becoming the first Asian actress to score a Best Actress nomination at the Academy Awards, and it took 95 years for the Academy to recognise one.
The Malaysian-born actress, who has been winning awards left and right for her performance in "Everything Everywhere All At Once", is again nominated for the movie, marking it her first ever Oscar nomination after a career that spans decades.
Expressing her elation over the nomination, Michelle expressed, "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 added.
On the other hand, her movie has also bagged ten nominations including Best Picture, Best Director for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, as well as two Best Supporting Actress nominations for Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu.