Michelle Yeoh made history Oscar became the first Southeast Asian actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday. Yeoh won for her role as Evelyn Wang in All At Once. it also won best picture.
Yeh is best known for his roles in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the James Bond franchise Tomorrow Never Dies and Crazy Rich Asians, despite decades of work and dozens of roles, this is Yeoh’s first Oscar nomination.
In it Oscar-winning role Yeoh plays a Chinese immigrant who is able to explore alternative lives in other worlds.
When he took the stage to receive his award, he was shocked. “Thank you, thank you. It’s a beacon of hope and opportunity for all the little girls and boys like me watching tonight,” she said in her speech. “It’s proof that dream big and dreams do come true.”
“And ladies, don’t let anyone tell you you’re too old,” Yeoh, 60, continued. Comment arrived CNN host Don Lemon later protested Presidential candidate and former UN ambassador Nikki Haley for saying she’s past her prime at 51. Lemon later apologized.
“Never give up,” Yeh said, as the audience cheered. She then thanked her directors, production company A24 and the cast and crew, dedicating the award to her mother and “all mothers in the world”.
“They really are superheroes, without them none of us would be here tonight,” he said.
Yeoh said his 84-year-old mother was watching with friends and family in Malaysia. “I love you guys, I’m bringing you this house,” he said. He credits his “big family” in Hong Kong with getting him started in acting.
Her family and friends watched at the Oscars viewing party in Kuala Lumpur, where the crowd erupted and Yeoh hugged her mother when she won.
Yeoh’s mother said she had no doubt her daughter would win. “She’s a very hardworking girl,” he said at a press conference on the evening of the watch.
One of Yeoh’s nephews called it his “favourite moment” to see him win. “I was speechless, I cried,” she said. “It happened quickly. We are very happy that he won, that our sister won.”
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim congratulated Yoh on behalf of his native country. “The government joins the nation in extending its warmest and most heartfelt congratulations to Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh for winning the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles today,” he said. he tweeted.
All At Once All At Once was written and directed by the duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who also won Oscars for Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Yeoh’s co-star Ke Hui Kuan, who got his start as a child actor in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and The Goonies, has returned home. “Best supporting actor” awardbecoming the second artist of Asian descent to win the award.
Longtime star Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. his first Oscar. The film also won for Best Editing.