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Oscar Night seen from Kuala Lumpur
Michelle Yeoh wins the Oscar: the reaction of the mother at the time of the announcement
The first Asian actress to win the Academy award for best actress: "I want to dedicate this award to my mother, to all the mothers in the world because they are really the superheroines"
Michelle Yeoh's family and friends gathered in Kuala Lumpur to watch the night of the Oscars and cheer for the Best Actress statuette, the first time in the history of the Academy Awards for an Asian actress.
"She's a hard-working girl, you know. Everyone knows that," Yeoh's mother, Janet Yeoh, told reporters at her daughter's honoring party, adding that she had no doubt her daughter would win the award.
Michelle Yeoh is the first Asian actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress in the history of cinema. Yeoh plays the role of a woman, mother, wife and laundry owner who ends up in a parallel world, in "Everything everywhere all at once".
"This figurine is a beacon of hope and possibility," said an emotional Michelle Yeoh, "it shows that dreams really dream and don't let anyone tell you that you have passed a certain age to dream. I wouldn't be here tonight."
"I want to dedicate this award to my mother, to all the mothers in the world because they are truly the super heroines. Mine is in Malaysia with the family, I love you, I take home this award. Thank you for giving me the chance to be here tonight, to my daughters and thank you to the Academy. it's a dream come true," added the "Everything everywhere all at once" actress, directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert under the pseudonym The Daniels.