Several of her fellow cast mates were also nominated for Oscars. Ke Huy Quan picked up the Oscar for best supporting actor, and Jamie Lee Curtis beat fellow cast member Stephanie Hsu to win best supporting actress.
Everything Everywhere entered the Oscars race this year with a leading 11 nominations and swept seven awards in all, including best picture, best director, best film editing and best original screenplay.
In the movie, Yeoh plays an exasperated Chinese immigrant laundromat owner struggling to finish her taxes. She edged out nominees Ana De Armas (Blonde), Andrea Riseborough (To Leslie), Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans) and fellow frontrunner Cate Blanchett (Tar) for the award.