Michelle Yeoh’s mum in tears as she celebrates daughter’s historic Oscars win in Malaysia
Michelle Yeoh's proud mum Janet broke down in tears as she celebrated her daughter's big Oscars win with friends and family in Malaysia.
Actress Michelle, 60, was the winner of the Actress in a Leading Role award for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Michelle made history as she became the first Asian woman to win the category at the Academy Awards.
Her 83 year old mum Janet couldn't have been prouder as she watched her daughter scoop the gong alongside 100 members of her family and friends as they watched the Oscars live at the Dadi Cinema at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
When Michelle's name was read out, the atmosphere was of pure elation, as Janet burst into tears and tightly gripped the hand of the person next to her.
She then threw her hands up in the air and beamed from ear to ear as she celebrated her daughter's incredible success.
According to Malaymail, Janet said: “I’m very proud of my lovely daughter.”
“She really worked hard for it and I’m glad that her hard work had paid off.”
Janet will be celebrating her birthday next month, and she said of Michelle's success: “[Her win today] was the best birthday present for me.”
Michelle and Janet clearly share a close bond, as Michelle gave a special shoutout to her mother in her acceptance speech as she dedicated the award to her.
The actress said: "I have to dedicate this 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.
"She’s 84 and 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."
Michelle also made time to encourage others to follow in her success, as she said: "For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a 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."
In a powerful statement, she said: "Never give up".
At the end of the speech, Michelle said: “This is history in the making.”
The actress had already won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her role in the offbeat comedy drama.
Her Academy Award win makes her not only the second person who isn't white to win the Oscar for Best Actress, but also the first from an Asian background.
Michelle beat two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, Ana De Armas, Andrea Riseborough and Michelle Williams to win the award.
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