Hollywood’s biggest night of the year was dominated by Asians, with some of the biggest global celebrities like Deepika Padukone, activist Malala Yousafzai, and Michelle Yeoh lending their star power to the Oscars.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show and of course, addressed the Will Smith-Chris Rock slapping controversy from last year’s ceremony. Kimmel started his monologue by saying, “If anyone in this theater commits an act of violence, you will be awarded for Best Actor and permitted a 19-minute speech.”
Many heartwarming moments later, the last of the awards was given out, ending a night where Asians swept through almost all major categories.
Here is a list of all the final winners
Best Actor: Brendan Fraser for The Whale
Best Actress: Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All At Once
Yeoh’s speech moved social media users to tears for encouraging women to never think they are past their prime for achieving their dreams:
“For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof that dreams do come true. Ladies don’t let anyone tell you that you’re past your prime.”
Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’
Quan and Yeoh made history as the first time two Asian-American actors had won one of the big four awards at the Academy Awards in the same year. In his speech, he said, “My mom is 84 years old, she’s at home watching. Mom- I just won an Oscar! My journey started on a boat. I ended up in a refugee camp…They say stories like this only happen in the movies. I cannot believe this is happening to me. This is the American dream!”
Best Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’
Best Supporting Actress: Jamie Lee Curtis
Best Picture: Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Song: ‘Natu Natu’ from ‘RRR’
Best Foreign Film: ‘All Quiet On The Western Front’
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