It is official!
Michelle Yeoh is now the first ever Asian and Malaysian actress to have won Best Actress at the Academy Awards.
The actress bested Ana de Armas, Michelle Williams, Andrea Riseborough, and her biggest competition Cate Blanchett to win the coveted accolade for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All At Once”, a culmination of her years of hard work, and the ultimate prize following her multiple win since late last year.
It is noted that Yeoh has won multiple accolades for her performance as Evelyn Wang in the said movie, including at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Satellite Awards.
In her speech, the Ipoh-born actress expressed, “For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is the 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.”
Prior to Yeoh, her co-stars Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis won for Best Supporting Actors and Actress.