For her role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Michelle Yeoh won the Best Actress Oscar, becoming the first Asian woman to win the award.
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” and ”All Quiet On the Western Front” were the big winners at the 95th Academy Awards presentation at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday.
“All Quiet On the Western Front” scored trophies for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Set Design, Best Score and Best International Film.
Meanwhile, Brenda Fraser won the Best Actor award for “The Whale.”
“For all of the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof that dreams do come true,” Yeoh said after winning the Best Actress prize for Everything, which was also the winner of the top prize of Best Picture. “And, ladies, don’t ever let anyone tell you you are past your prime.”
Her co-stars Ke Huy Quan and Jaime Lee Curtis won for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively. Their movie also won for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Editing.
“Thank you! My mom is 84 years old and she’s at home watching. Mom, I just won an Oscar!” Quan tearfully said as he collected his prize.
“My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp and somehow I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage. They say stories like this only happen in the movies. I cannot believe this is happening to me. This, this is the American dream,” he continued.
Curtis took the stage and admonished the crowd for cheering because it was eating into her 45 seconds to deliver a speech.
“I know it looks like I am standing up here by myself, but I am hundreds of people,” she said, honoring the film’s cast, crew and directors for their hard work and craftsmanship. “We just won an Oscar.”
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