Michelle Yeoh Makes History As First Southeast Asian to Win Best Actress Oscar

Michelle Yeoh Makes History As First Southeast Asian to Win Best Actress Oscar

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh is a true gem in the world of entertainment. The Malaysian-born actress has graced us with her captivating performances in various Hollywood and international films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Memoirs of a Geisha. Her most recent masterpiece, Everything Everywhere All at Once, has set an unparalleled standard in the movie industry, surpassing even the iconic The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King as the most-awarded movie in Hollywood history with over 336 awards and 691 nominations.

Michelle Yeoh’s talent and hard work have not gone unnoticed, as she has made history by becoming the first Asian actress to win the coveted Best Actress award at the prestigious 95th Academy Awards. Her incredible achievement has also marked her as the first Malaysian woman to be nominated for and to win an Academy Award. Yeoh’s dedication and unparalleled talent continue to inspire and leave us in awe.

“Thank you, thank you. For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof, dream big, and dreams do come true,” Yeoh said after accepting the award from fellow actresses Jessica Chastain and Halle Berry.

“And ladies, don’t let anyone ever tell you you’re past your prime,” she added. Yeoh, 60, is the oldest nominee in her category.

The Ipoh-born actor bested Australian actress and two-time Oscar recipient Cate Blanchett, who was one of the major contenders for the coveted award. Ana De Armas, Michelle Williams, and Andrea Riseborough were also nominated for Best Actress.

“I have to dedicate this (award) to my mum, all the mums in the world because they are really the superheroes, and without them, none of us would be here tonight.

“I’m taking this home to her. She’s watching right now in Malaysia, KL, with my family and friends. I love you guys. I’m bringing this home to you,” Yeoh said in gratitude to her family.

“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 can be here today,” she added.

The show Everything Everywhere All At Once very well deserves all its awards it has won at this years Oscars, bringing a unique and exhilarating experience to viewers through immaculate storytelling and screenplay.