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Michelle Yeoh wins Groundbreaker award

Michelle Yeoh will receive the inaugural Share Her Journey Groundbreaker Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Variety reports.

The award is given to a woman who is a leader in the film industry and has positively impacted women throughout their career. Yeoh will be presented the award at a gala fundraiser on Sunday, September 11 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

“Michelle Yeoh is the definition of groundbreaking,” said Cameron Bailey, TIFF CEO, according to Variety. “Her screen work has spanned continents, genres and decades. This year she delivered a performance in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ that shows her limitless abilities.”

The inaugural award is part of the TIFF Tribute Awards. According to Entertainment Weekly, past Tribute Award winners have gone on to win Oscars, including Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog), Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), and Anthony Hopkins (The Father).

Film critics have praised Yeoh’s work in Everything Everywhere All At Once, with many believing she is a top contender for an Oscar.

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