Michelle Yeoh received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere at the Same Time. “This is the beacon of hope and possibility” for “all the girls and boys at home who look like me,” he said in his emotional acceptance speech, holding up the Oscar statuette as that source of light. “And ladies, never let anyone tell you you’re past your deadline.”
In the same category he competed with Cate Blanchett, for ok, Ana De Armas in blonde, Michelle Williams on The Fabelmans and Andrea Riseborough in To Leslie. The award was also dedicated to “all the mothers in the world, who are true superheroes”.
Michelle Yeoh is the first Asian-American actress to win an Oscar for a leading role. She vowed to take her prize back to her native Malaysia, as well as to Hong Kong where she also has roots and where she has been a highly prized movie star for decades.