HOLYWOOD, USA — Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh is the first Asian to win the Best Actress Award at the Oscars. The achievement also marks her first Academy Award.
The lead actress of the hit movie ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ has made history as the first Southeast Asian to win in the lead actress category in the Academy Awards. It adds to her collection of Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards, and SAG awards for the same role.
“For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities,” Yeoh said from the stage. “This is proof that dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you that you are ever past your prime. Never give up.”
The actress also dedicated her achievement to her mom and all the mothers in the world, saying they are “the real superheroes.”
“I wouldn’t be standing here tonight without the Daniels, without the amazing cast and crew [and] everyone involved with ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’” she said. “Also, my extended family in Hong Kong, where I started my career. Thank you for letting me stand on your shoulders.”
Watch Michelle Yeoh’s full speech for her Oscars Best Actress Award below:
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ sweeps the Oscars
The cast and crew of the hit movie ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ dominated the Oscars by winning seven of its 11 nominations.
Listed below are the awards collected by Everything Everywhere All At Once:
- Best Picture
- Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh)
- Best Director (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert)
- Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan)
- Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis)
- Best Original Screenplay (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert)
- Film Editing (Paul Rogers)
Congratulations! – WhatALife!
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