Michelle YeohShe is the first Asian woman to win Best Actress
Michelle Yeoh won her first Oscar for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – and her victory will go down in history.
That’s what it’s about
Michelle Yeoh won the Golden Boy for Best Actress at the 95th Academy Awards.
The 60-year-old is the first Asian ever to be honored in this important category.
“This is proof that dreams do come true,” she emphasized in her acceptance speech.
After Michelle Yeoh won the Oscar for Best Actress at the 95th Academy Awards, her home country Malaysia is celebrating the actress. The 60-year-old is not only the first Malaysian, but the first Asian woman ever to be honored in the important category, the newspaper “Malay Mail” cheered on Monday a few minutes after the award ceremony. Yeoh plays a laundromat owner who struggles through multiple parallel universes in «Everything Everywhere All at Once».
In Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur, more than 100 guests watched the award ceremony live in a cinema on Monday morning (local time). Also present were Michelle Yeoh’s mother, date Janet Yeoh, and Malaysia’s Minister for Women, Nancy Shukri. When Jessica Chastain read Michelle Yeoh’s name as the winner in Los Angeles, there was a huge jubilation in the cinema, it was said.
Inspired by Michelle Yeoh’s acceptance speech
In her acceptance speech, Yeoh addressed girls and boys in Asia directly and emphasized that her Oscar win was “a beacon of hope and opportunity” for her. “This is proof that dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anyone tell you you’re past your prime.”
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