Actress Michelle Yeoh makes history as she wins Best Actress Oscar on Sunday night becoming the first Asian in the history of the Academy.
Yeoh, won the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” and was presented the award by Jessica Chastain and Halle Berry.
The Malaysian born actress in her acceptance speech in which she was very emotional hopes that this award will give hope to other Asians out there.
Here is what she had to say “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof that dream big and dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you you are ever past your prime. Never give up. ”
The actress then went on to thank A24, her cast and crew, her family including her mother who she dedicated the award to.
She said “I have to dedicate this to my mom, all the moms in the world because they’re really the superheroes and without them, none of us would be here tonight. She’s 84 and in taking this home to her. She’s watching right now in Malaysia with my family and friends. I love you guys, I’m bringing this to you, and also to my extended family in Hong Kong where I started my career. Thank you for letting me stand on your shoulders, giving me a leg up so that I could be here today.”
“Thank you to the Academy, this is history in the making, Thank you.”