“Everything Everywhere All at Once” took home seven Oscars, including the best picture and the best director at the Academy Awards ceremony on March 12th. In the movie about a Chinese- American immigrant family, actors Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis each won an award, making it the first film to win three acting awards.
The Malaysian-born Yeoh became the first Asian woman to win a best actress Oscar. In the film, she plays a laundromat owner with superpowers in a different universe. In her speech, the 60-year-old actress said, “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities. And ladies, don’t let anybody ever tell you you’re past your prime.”
The best supporting actor Quan, who was born in Vietnam, cried as he gave his speech. He said, “My journey started on a boat. I spent a year in a refugee camp. Somehow I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage.”