The former Bond Girl is the first Asian to win the Best Actress category.
All eyes were on the Oscars 2023 ceremony last night as showbiz stars from around the globe arrived at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
While the 007 franchise wasn’t directly represented one of the biggest moments of the night was when former Bond Girl Michelle Yeoh took home the award for Best Actress for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. For fans of the James Bond franchise, Yeoh is a familiar face, having starred in the 1997 film Tomorrow Never Dies alongside Pierce Brosnan.
The Oscar win is a significant accomplishment for Yeoh, as she is one of the first actress of Asian descent to win an Oscar in this category. Her outstanding work in this film showcases her incredible talent, proving that she is a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. It’s also notable saw off No Time to Die’s Ana de Armas in Blonde. Two former Bond girls nominated in the same year show that playing a Bond Girl is far from the career kiss of death it was long considered to be.
Everything Everywhere All at Once was certainly a strong contender at the Oscars this year, as it received a total of eleven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. It took home a total of seven awards last night, but it was Yeoh’s win for Best Actress that really stole the show and made headlines around the world.
The film itself is a genre-bending adventure that follows the life of a Chinese-American woman played by Yeoh who discovers that she has multiple parallel universes. Directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once is an ambitious and visually stunning film that challenges traditional storytelling conventions. It has been praised for its inventive approach to filmmaking, as well as its strong performances from an ensemble cast.
Aside from Yeoh’s win for Best Actress, the film also took home awards for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress. These wins are a testament to the film’s creative vision and technical prowess, and solidify its place as one of the most innovative and exciting films of the year.
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