Michelle Yeoh won an award and made history at the National Board of Review dinner last night. The actress won Best Actress for her performance in “Everything, Everywhere, All At Once,” a sci-fi comedy about a Chinese American woman forced to deal with the aftermath of an interdimensional rupture. ” I am so incredibly proud to be the first Asian actress in 45 years to receive this honor”, Yeoh remarked at the ceremony, according to Indiewire.
Yeoh called the opportunity to play Evelyn Wang in “Everything, Everywhere, All At Once” a “gift.” ” I hope that Hollywood and the filmmaking community recognize what a watershed film this is and [that it represents] all the things I’ve stood for and tried to accomplish in my four-decade career. This award proves we can tell our own stories on our own terms and embrace something as simple and as important as our given names.”