What better way to celebrate Women’s Month of March than by highlighting women in my field of Film and Television. The 95th Annual Academy Awards were held earlier this month and it was wonderful to celebrate two women I have long admired and watch history be made! Michelle Yeoh became the first Asian actress to win Best Actress, for her film Everything Everywhere All at Once. Her journey in the industry is so inspiring and it is a reminder that it is never too late to reach the pinnacle of your career, you just have to stay the course. Sarah Polley is a fellow Canadian whose journey I have been following all of my life, watching her as an actress on the hit Canadian television show Road to Avonlea. Polley wrote and directed the film Women Talking for which she won the Academy Award this year for Best Adapted Screenplay.
It is always comforting to see someone from your hometown excelling to the point of winning an Academy Award especially knowing that they have put blood, sweat and tears into the industry.
Of course, I must mention Ruth Carter making history. Ruth Carter is an American costume designer who became the first Black woman to win two Academy Awards in any category! This for her work in Marvel’s Black Panther and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.