Michelle Yeoh won the best actress award at the 95th Academy Awards.
She is the first woman of Asian descent to win the award.
Yeoh is also the first Malaysian-born performer to be honored with a best actress Oscar.
She is the fifth person of Asian descent to win an Oscar in an acting category and the first to win in a lead acting category.
Yeoh expressed her excitement for the award and said it is a beacon of hope for little boys and girls who look like her.
She also dedicated the award to her mother and all the mothers in the world, calling them superheroes.
Yeoh played Evelyn Wang in the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” for which she won the award.
The film explores the concept of multiverse and follows the journey of a beleaguered Asian American immigrant.
Yeoh mentioned that her win is not just about her but also about recognizing Asians who have not been heard or recognized in the industry.
Yeoh’s win also shows that age is not a barrier to success and women should not be told they are past their prime.