Michelle Yeoh "In a Cloud of Happiness" Amid Historic Oscars 2023 Appearance

While talking with Live From E!'s Laverne Cox on the Oscars 2023 red carpet, Michelle Yeoh couldn't help but gush over the success of Everything Everywhere All at Once.

By Kelly Gilmore Mar 13, 2023 12:49 PMTags
Watch: Michelle Yeoh In a "Cloud of Happiness" Over Everything Everywhere

Michelle Yeoh had a golden night at the 2023 Oscars.

Shortly before winning Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her work in Everything Everywhere All at Once, the 60-year-old reflected on her milestone career with Live From E!'s Laverne Cox on the March 12 red carpet.

"I'm feeling really happy," she said. "I'm feeling at peace. We got here. Who would've ever imagined that this little movie that had a big heart came all the way to the Oscars? So I'm happy."

For the celebration, Michelle wore a white Christian Dior Couture design. "I'm in a cloud," she shared of the look. "I'm just in a cloud of happiness."

With her win, Michelle became the first Asian-identifying woman to receive the Best Actress trophy at the Oscars. Others nominated in the category included Cate Blanchett for Tár, Ana de Armas for Blonde, Andrea Riseborough for To Leslie and Michelle Williams for The Fabelmans. (See the full winners list here.)

Michelle is now only the second woman of color to take home the Best Actress statue. In 2001, Halle Berry was awarded Best Actress for her work in Monster's Ball.

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Prior to her win, Michelle had already become an Oscar history-maker, as she is the first Asian-identifying woman to be nominated in that category. Merle Oberon, whose mom was reportedly part Sri Lankan, is considered by some to be the first Asian nominee for best actress at the Oscars, per The Hollywood Reporter. However, Merle wasn't publicly open about her ancestry.

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Michelle has racked up quite a few awards for Everything Everywhere All At Once, including the 2023 Golden Globe award for Best Actress in Musical or Comedy.

At the time, Michelle exclusively spoke with Laverne on the Golden Globes red carpet about the magic behind Everything Everywhere All at Once, noting that the film's directors, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, are incredibly special to work with.

"They are insanely talented. They're goofy. They're funny. They're smart," she noted. "But I think at the core of it is a beating heart. It's of love. We have to show each other kindness and compassion and never give up."

To see every star arrive on the Oscars 2023 red carpet, keep scrolling...

Cara Delevingne

In Elie Saab Couture with Bulgari jewelry

Angela Bassett

In Moschino

Salma Hayek

In Gucci

Mindy Kaling

In Vera Wang

Jamie Lee Curtis

In Dolce & Gabbana


In Alaïa with Moussaieff jewelry 

Lady Gaga

In Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Melissa McCarthy

In Christian Siriano

Cate Blanchett

In Louis Vuitton

Elizabeth Banks

In Vivienne Westwood with Pomellato jewelry 

Rooney Mara

In Alexander McQueen with Fred Leighton jewelry 

Kate Hudson

In Louis Vuitton

Janelle Monáe

In Vera Wang with REZA jewelry

Emily Blunt

In Valentino with Chopard jewelry 

Michelle Williams

In Chanel Couture with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Michael B. Jordan

In Louis Vuitton with Tiffany & Co. jewelry 

Andrew Garfield

In Fendi with David Yurman and OMEGA jewelry

Halle Berry

In Tamara Ralph with Pomellato jewelry 

Michelle Yeoh

In Christian Dior Couture with Moussaieff jewelry 

Ke Huy Quan

In Giorgio Armani with OMEGA and Fred Leighton jewelry 

Nicole Kidman

In Armani Privé with OMEGA jewelry

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

In Dolce & Gabbana with Tag Heuer jewelry 

Samuel L. Jackson

Idris Elba

Sabrina Dhowre Elba

Brooks Nader

In LaQuan Smith

Jessica Chastain

In Gucci

Jessie Buckley

In Rodarte with Chopard jewelry 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

In Dolce & Gabbana

Paul Mescal

In Gucci

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