A very exciting possibility following this award is Yeoh being mentioned as a potential Best Actress contender at next year’s Academy Awards.
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh is set to receive the International Star Award at the 34th annual Palm Springs International Film Awards in honor of the Malaysian star’s critically acclaimed performance in the A24 film Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The 2022 feature, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, centres its narrative around an immigrant mother named Evelyn Wang (played by Yeoh) who finds herself responsible for saving realities beyond her own from inevitable destruction. All the while, Evelyn is attempting to reconcile her broken family, which consists of her husband Waymond (Ke Huy Quan) and her daughter Joy (Stephanie Hsu).
“Michelle Yeoh is everything in the exhilarating film Everything Everywhere All at Once, said Harold Matzner, chairman of the film festival. “In one of the most memorable roles of her career, Yeoh plays Evelyn Wang, a Chinese American woman who is recruited to save the multiverse.”
A very exciting possibility following this award is Yeoh being mentioned as a potential Best Actress contender at next year’s Academy Awards. Needless to say, winning the coveted Oscar would certainly catapult her star as an accomplished veteran actor even higher. Past performers who’ve received the International Star Award include Nicole Kidman, Saoirse Ronan, Charlize Theron, Helen Mirren, and last year’s recipient Penélope Cruz — have all went on to receive Oscar nominations.
Apart from being the first Malaysian actor to possibly be nominated for an Oscar, Yeoh has also been nominated for Best Lead Performance at the Independent Spirit Awards, a category which encompasses performers of all genders.
Following the completion of Everything Everywhere All At Once, Yeoh will go on to star in Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice, the sequel to Murder on the Orient Express which will hits theaters next year on September 15. Other recent credits include notable roles in Netflix series like The Witcher: Blood Origin, The School of Good and Evil with Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington, The Brothers Sun, as well as the Disney+ show American Born Chinese.
Other honorees at the 2022 Palm Springs International Film Awards joining Yeoh will be fellow actor Colin Farrell, director Sarah Polley, and two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett.
The awards ceremony is scheduled for January 5, 2023 at the Palm Springs Convention Center, with the festival slated to proceed through January 16.
"ExpatGo welcomes and encourages comments, input, and divergent opinions. However, we kindly request that you use suitable language in your comments, and refrain from any sort of personal attack, hate speech, or disparaging rhetoric. Comments not in line with this are subject to removal from the site. "