Star Trek: Discovery’s Michelle Yeoh has been having a big couple of years since starring in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Going into tonight, she had already picked up numerous critics awards as well as the Spirit Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award, and now she can add an Oscar to that list. The Sunday telecast also included some Star Trek stars presenting as well as others being remembered.
And the Oscar goes to… Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh won Best Actress In A Leading Role at the Academy Awards for her role as Evelyn Wang in the multiverse movie Everything Everywhere All at Once. Her fellow nominees were Cate Blanchett (Tár), Ana De Armas (Blonde), and Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie).
Everything Everywhere All at Once went into the Award show broadcast live on Sunday night with the most nominations, 11 in total. The film was the big winner for the night, picking up 7 awards including Best Picture. Yeoh’s co-stars Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis both won Supporting Actor and Actress Awards, and Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert also won both for directing as well as their original screenplay.
Starting with the inclusive message to “all the little girls and boys who look like me watching tonight, Yeoh called the award a “beacon of hope,” which is also a very Star Trek message. You can watch her speech via an official Academy tweet below…
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 13, 2023
Yeoh joins a short list of Oscar winners who have appeared in Star Trek, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Christopher Plummer, Joel Grey, Louise Fletcher, and F. Murray Abraham.
Paramount announced development on a “Section 31” series starring Michelle Yeoh in 2019, and last year executives from Paramount along with Alex Kurtzman were still teasing the series. As Yeoh was doing publicity for Everything Everywhere All at Once, she told EW: “I hope, as Alex [Kurtzman] has promised, we are going to do Section 31.” This win for Yeoh could help push the project forward, however, Yeoh’s busy schedule along with new cost constraints at Paramount could impact the project, possibly changing it into a mini-series or Paramount+ exclusive movie.
Paramount did take the time to offer their congratulations to Yeoh on Twitter.
— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) March 13, 2023
Star Trek movie stars present
Star Trek movies also had some representation at the Oscars with Zoe Saldana and John Cho both presenting. Zoe appeared with Sigourney Weaver.
And Cho presented with Mindy Kaling.
Nichelle Nichols remembered
The “In Memoriam” segment also honored late Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols. Star Trek guest stars Kirstie Alley (Star Trek II) and Louise Fletcher (Deep Space Nine) along with model maker Greg Jein were also remembered. You can watch that in full below.