In a groundbreaking moment for the film industry, Michelle Yeoh bags the title of the first-ever Chinese actress to win an Oscar, sending waves of excitement across the globe.
Her mother, Janet Yeoh, couldn’t be prouder, and her excitement was palpable. As the presenter announced Yeoh’s victory, she not only cheered and beamed but also raised her hands to form a circle above her forehead.
During her Oscars acceptance speech, Jamie Lee Curtis, who won Best Supporting Actress, also made the gesture in a show of solidarity and support for Michelle Yeoh.
This heartwarming moment further highlighted the strong bond within the film community and the recognition of Yeoh’s achievements.
But do you know what does the sign means?
This gesture, which Yeoh has made at various awards ceremonies and interviews, pays tribute to her award-winning film “Everything Everywhere All At Once.” The film features several subtle elements, including the “bagel” symbolizing a cosmic black hole.
In the award-winning movie, Yeoh’s character’s daughter, Joy, experiences the weight of her family’s expectations, leading her to throw her life’s frustrations and struggles into a black bagel, a metaphorical black hole. This gesture symbolizes the emotional pressure that consumes people and makes them want to end their lives.
The movie is filled with circular elements, reminding the audience of the importance of the “circle” as a symbol of eternity, cycles, or ideal forms. From the cylindrical washing machine to googly eyes on a movie poster, the film is packed with visually captivating and thought-provoking imagery.
Michelle Yeoh’s historic win at the Oscars is not just a personal triumph, but a source of pride for her family and the global film community.