🌏 Everything Everywhere All At Once's Emotional Oscar Win, Michelle Yeoh Makes History And More

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After winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Waymond Wang in “Everything Everywhere All At Once”, actor Ke Huy Quan gave an emotional speech that moved everyone to tears.

“Mom, I just won an Oscar!” the 51-year-old said while holding back tears.

Quan, who played Short Round in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”, had quit acting for 20 years due to a lack of Asian role, but made an incredible comeback in the Oscar-winning “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”

Quan was born in Vietnam, where his family fled in 1978.

He spent a year in a refugee camp in Hong Kong while his mother and three other siblings fled to Malaysia before his whole family was admitted to the US as refugees in 1979.

“My journey started on a boat,” Quan said. “I spent a year in a refugee camp and somehow I ended up here on Hollywood’s biggest stage.”

“They say stories like this only happen in the movies. I cannot believe it’s happening to me,” he said. “This, this, is the American Dream.”

He also asked everyone to believe in the power of dreams.

“Dreams are something you have to believe in,” he added. “I almost gave up on mine.”

“Everything Everywhere All At Once” was a big winner on Sunday night, taking home seven awards in total, including Best Picture, Best Director for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (known collectively as Daniels), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis and Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, who made history as the first Asian woman to win the award in the Oscars’ 95 year history.

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Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh made history as the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress award in the Oscars’ 95 year history.

The 60-year-old took home the award for her portrayal of Evelyn Wang, a Chinese-American mother in “Everything Everywhere All At Once” at the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday March 13 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.

This is Yeoh’s first Oscar nomination, and her win makes her the second woman of color to have won Best Actress after Halle Berry for “Monster’s Ball” in 2002.

She beat out Cate Blanchett for “Tár”, Michelle Williams for “The Fabelmans”, Ana de Armas for Blonde” and Andrea Riseborough for “To Leslie”.

“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,” Yeoh said in her acceptance speech.

“And ladies, don’t let anyone tell you that you are past your prime,” she said.

She also paid tribute to her mom, as well as all mothers.

“I have to dedicate this to my mom, all the moms in the world, because they are really the superheroes and without them, none of us would be here tonight,” she said.

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In an extremely Australian turn of events, a curious koala crashed a gas station in Woodside, near Adelaide in South Australia, on Saturday March 5, and climbed up an employee’s leg.

The whole incident was captured by security cameras and an employee named James Paparella.

Paparella told Yahoo News Australia that they called wildlife rescue and then kept the koala in the store to avoid causing traffic and injuries.

“[We] had her behind the counter, well looked after with water, air conditioning and company,” Paparella told Yahoo News Australia.

Wildlife rescuer Jemma Manfre told Yahoo News Australia the koala was “pretty chill” and sitting in a service area behind the counter. “She was just sitting on the floor and probably quite a young koala,” she said.

Manfre said they released the koala at a forest about 500 meters away, where it ran up a tree and didn’t look back until she was at the top.

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