NPR slammed for tweeting Michelle Yeoh the ‘first person who identifies as Asian’ to win Best Actress Oscar
Twitter users are calling out NPR for its tweet announcing Michelle Yeoh’s historic Best Actress win at the 95th Academy Awards. The media organization posted a tweet on its account Sunday announcing the 60-year-old Malaysian actor as “the first person who identifies as Asian to win the award.” Twitter added community notes to NPR’s tweet soon after the post went viral, garnering over 5.5 million views as of this writing.news.yahoo.com
For Asian Americans, Yeoh, Quan's Oscar wins are theirs too
Ke Huy Quan’s comeback story from childhood star of ’80s flicks to win a best supporting actor Oscar, coupled with Michelle Yeoh’s historic win as the first Asian best actress winner ever had viewers of Asian descent shedding happy tears — and grinning.
One loser in 'Everything Everywhere' romp: Oscar bait
When Daniel Kwan was accepting one of the many awards for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, he took a moment to assure his young son that what was happening was, to be sure, odd. “This is not normal,” said Kwan, who directed the film with his creative partner, Daniel Scheinert. “Not normal” and “kind of crazy” are, increasingly, reasonable ways to describe Oscar best picture winners.news.yahoo.com
How (and where) to watch Oscar-winning films (mostly) online
Replete with spellbinding multiverses, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” topped the 95th Academy Awards with big wins including best picture and a historic win for Michelle Yeoh. The film is available for streaming on Paramount+ with a Showtime add-on.news.yahoo.com
Yeoh, Fraser feel the love at Vanity Fair post-Oscars party
Michelle Yeoh and Angela Bassett locked in a long embrace, their bare, muscle-bound arms wrapped around each other. Vanity Fair's annual post- Oscars party was full of such moments of warmth and joy as Sunday night led into Monday morning after a drama-free Academy Awards, with none of the head-shaking heaviness that hung over last year's post-slap edition.news.yahoo.com
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" makes Oscar history as it wins best picture
Michelle Yeoh made history at the Oscars on Sunday, becoming the first actress of Southeast Asian descent to win the Academy Award for best actress. Yeoh won for her role as Evelyn Wang in "Everything Everywhere All at Once," which also won best picture.news.yahoo.com
Don Lemon seemed roasted at Oscars by Michelle Yeoh: 'Don't let anybody tell you you're ever past your prime'
Oscar winner Michelle Yeoh told women they should never listen to critics telling them they're past their "prime," in comments that some are interpreting as a jab at CNN's Don Lemon.foxnews.com
Michelle Yeoh wins best actress award, making Oscar history
Michelle Yeoh has won the Academy Award for best actress and made history all at once. The Malaysian-born actor became the first Asian woman to win the Academy Award for best actress on Sunday for her multifaceted performance in the multiversal “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Yeoh's victory comes almost 90 years after Luise Rainer, a white actor, won the same category for donning “yellowface” to play a Chinese villager in “The Good Earth.”news.yahoo.com
'Everything' wins best picture, is everywhere at Oscars
The metaphysical multiverse comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” wrapped its hot dog fingers around Hollywood’s top prize Sunday, winning best picture at the 95th Academy Awards, along with awards for Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Michelle Yeoh didn't work for almost two years before booking 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' because she didn't agree with the 'stereotypical roles' she was being offered
Michelle Yeoh is up for best actress at the 2023 Academy Awards for her leading role in "Everything Everywhere All At Once."news.yahoo.com
'Everything Everywhere All at Once' dominates at SAG Awards
The unlikely awards season juggernaut “Everything Everywhere All at Once” marched on at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, and even gathered steam with awards not just for best ensemble, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan but also for Jamie Lee Curtis.
Michelle Yeoh reveals she won Miss Malaysia to ‘shut her mother up’
Michelle Yeoh revealed that she entered and won the Miss Malaysia beauty contest in 1983 to “shut her mother up.” In an interview on “The Graham Norton Show” on Feb. 3, Yeoh recalled how her mother, Janet, signed her up for the beauty pageant when she was in her early 20s. The “Everything Everywhere All at Once” actor, 60, recounted coming home for the holidays from England when she was 21 years old to find her mother was “suddenly looped into this whole thing about” how she should be on stage more.news.yahoo.com
Michelle Yeoh reveals Jackie Chan texted her after she got ‘Everything Everywhere’ role
Award-winning actor Michelle Yeoh says Jackie Chan did her a “huge favor” when he turned down the role originally written for him in “Everything Everywhere All At Once” (“EEAAO”). In an interview with CNN, Yeoh, 60, explained that co-directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, collectively known as the Daniels, originally planned for Chan, 68, to play the film’s lead, with Yeoh as his wife. "I have to write something that somebody will make it into a film, and so they wrote it like that way, with Jackie and me as the wife."news.yahoo.com
Merle Oberon: the first Asian Best Actress Oscar nominee who hid her heritage from Hollywood
Other platforms, including NextShark, made the distinction that the actor was actually the “first person who identifies as Asian" to be nominated for the award. As it turns out, there was one biracial actress of South Asian origin who was the first to be nominated for the category: Hollywood star Merle Oberon. Oberon, who was a renowned celebrity in the 1930s, was discovered to have lied about her real birthplace and biracial identity after her death.news.yahoo.com
'Bad Guys' repeats at No. 1, Liam Neeson's latest misfires
The DreamWorks animated heist movie “The Bad Guys” was the top film in U.S. and Canada theaters for the second straight weekend, while the latest Liam Neeson thriller suggested the actor’s particular set of skills may be wearing thin with audiences.
SXSW plots in-person film fest with 'Atlanta,' 'Lost City'
After the pandemic forced the South by Southwest Film Festival to turn virtual the last two years, the Austin, Texas, festival is plotting a largely in-person event this March that will feature the premieres of the third season of Donald Glover’s “Atlanta,” the latest from Richard Linklater and the Sandra Bullock-Channing Tatum comedy “The Lost City.”.