Michelle Yeoh is the first Asian woman in history to win the Best Actress Oscar for her lead actress role in the movie that also wins Best Picture, Everything Everywhere All At Once won a total of seven awards at the Oscars 2023 on Sunday night
By N. Ahmet
Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh celebrated her first Oscar nomination and win in a white Dior Haute Couture dress with waves of feathers in ivory silk organza, she also opted for white couture during The Santa Barbara International Film Festival where Yeoh was honoured with the 15th annual Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film.
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"This is actually a historical moment, and I have to thank the Academy for acknowledging, embracing diversity and true representation," Yeoh told reporters after her big win for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Everything Everywhere All At Once won a total of seven awards at the Oscars 2023 on Sunday night
In late 2022, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival honoured global icon Michelle Yeoh with the 15th annual Kirk Douglas Award For Excellence In Film. This marks the first time since the passing of screen legend Kirk Douglas that the honor will be awarded. The award, which benefits Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s year-round educational programs, was presented on Friday, December 9 at a Black-Tie dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.
Michelle Yeoh, also selected white couture on December 9, 2022 for Santa Barbara International Film Festival's 15th annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film honoring Michelle Yeoh at Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort. Yeoh glowed in Valentino Haute Couture dress from Anatomy of Couture Spring/Summer 2022 collection. CREDIT: Valentino/GettyImages
“A well-deserved honor for the legendary and multi-talented Michelle Yeoh. She has been entertaining and thrilling us in films since the 1980s …… AND she does her own stunts!! Bravo Michelle!" said Michael Douglas.
A film from Daniels and starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., with James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis. #EverythingEverywhere How to Watch: https://bit.ly/EEAAO-OnDemand RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2022 DIRECTOR: Daniels CAST: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., with James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis
Michelle Yeoh is an internationally recognized Malaysian-born actress who rose to fame in 1990s Hong Kong action films before going on to shatter convention and star in a myriad of globally acclaimed blockbusters. In March 2022, she starred in Daniels’ mind-bending, critically acclaimed Everything Everywhere All At Once, which has since become A24’s highest grossing film worldwide.
She has appeared in more than 70 features and television series, with her filmography showcasing a collection of iconic roles, including Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 1 & 2, Rob Marshall’s Memoirs of a Geisha, Roger Spottiswoode’s James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies, Danny Boyle’s Sunshine, and Jon Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, the highest-grossing romantic comedy in the U.S. in the past 10 years. After appearing in James Gunn’s second installment of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, Yeoh returned to the Marvel universe in Destin Daniel Cretton’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
In television, Yeoh was most recently seen as Emperor Philippa Georgiou in CBS’ Star Trek: Discovery. Next, she will be reuniting with Destin Daniel Cretton in the Disney+ series American Born Chinese and starring in #Netflix’s upcoming limited series, The Witcher: Blood Origin. Other upcoming credits include James Cameron’s #Avatar sequels and Paul Feig’s The School for Good and Evil.
Florence Pugh went in a different direction with a super-mini look in black under a voluminous strapless top that fell into billowy sleeves and yards of long fabric in a greyish white. It was Valentino Haute Couture. She had a Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace around her neck with matching pink tourmaline earrings.