After receiving her first nomination for Best Actress at the 95th Academy Awards, which will be broadcast live on ABC on March 12, Michelle Yeoh is making history once more.
She is now the first actress of Asian heritage to receive an Oscar nomination in the Best Actress category.
The actress of Malaysian descent is anticipated to win Best Actress at the forthcoming Academy Awards for her portrayal of Evelyn Wang in
The fact that no Asian woman has ever won Best Actress at the Oscars has been “thought about,” according to EEA at Once, who also added, “And not just me, I feel like my complete Asian community has thought about it.”
Yeoh first gained international fame in Asia through roles in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000) and “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018).
This season, the actress won a number of accolades, including the Golden Globe for best actress. After Awkwafina won the award in 2020, she was the second Asian actress to receive the honor.
For her work in the film, Yeoh won best actress prizes from the Hollywood Critics Association and the Saturn Awards, and she was nominated for outstanding lead performance at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.
On March 4, she will compete for a Film Independent Spirit Award for an outstanding lead performance.
Everything Everywhere All at Once is the first film produced by A24 to gross more than $100 million worldwide.
“I think what it means to me is all those Asians out there go, ‘You see, it’s possible. If she can do it, I can freaking well do it as well.’ That is the most important thing. I’m very ordinary. I just work very hard. There are so many brilliant actresses, actors out there who know that they have a seat at the table. All they have to do is find an opportunity and get there.”