The Star Trek franchise is celebrating Michelle Yeoh’s Best Actress Academy Award win for Everything Everywhere All At Once. Yeoh’s Oscar win is part of Everything Everywhere‘s massive victory as the film directed by Daniel Kwan won 7 of its 11 nominations, including the biggest prizes of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan, Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis, Best Editing, and Best Original Screenplay.
Michelle Yeoh portrayed the dual role of Captain Phillipa Georgiou and her Mirror Universe counterpart, Emperor Georgiou, for 3 seasons of Star Trek: Discovery. The official Star Trek On Paramount+ account as well as several Star Trek actors took to Twitter to shower Yeoh with congratulations and tributes. Check out some of the Tweets below:
Michelle Yeoh’s Oscar Win Is Good For Star Trek But May Be Bad For Her Section 31 Spinoff
Among her fellow Star Trek actors congratulating Michelle Yeoh are Anson Mount, who played Captain Christopher Pike on season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery before he moved on to headline his own spinoff, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Discovery‘s Doug Jones, who portrays Captain Saru, and Wilson Cruz, who plays Dr. Hugh Culber, also praised their former co-star. Mount, Jones, and Cruz worked closely with Yeoh on Discovery alongside series lead Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Captain Michael Burnham.
Other Star Trek actors hailing Yeoh’s Oscar win include two doctors: Robert Picardo, who played the holographic Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager, and Gates McFadden, who reprises Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Dr. Beverly Crusher in Star Trek: Picard season 3. Even before her Oscar win, Yeoh is a highly regarded international star, and Star Trek: Discovery was immensely proud that she played Philippa Georgiou in the series.
Michelle Yeoh’s talents were already in demand before her Academy Award, and her win raises the already pertinent question of whether she will return to Star Trek. When Yeoh departed Star Trek: Discovery in 2020, it was announced that a Section 31 spinoff was in development for her to star in. While Section 31 is reportedly still in the works, Yeoh’s schedule may soon grow too busy for Star Trek, if it isn’t already. Time will tell if Yeoh’s Section 31 will ever see the light of day. But in the meantime, Star Trek takes great pride in counting a Best Oscar winner as one of Star Trek: Discovery’s alumna.
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