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Oscar Winner Michelle Yeoh dedicates her historical win to her mom and all the wonderful mothers in the world.

ByDara EvangelistaMarch 14, 2023
Michelle Yeoh made history at the 2023 Academy Awards by becoming the first Asian woman to win the award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Evelyn in Everything Everywhere All at Once
During her heartwarming acceptance speech, Yeoh dedicated her win to her beloved mother, Janet, and "all the wonderful mothers in the world." 
Video From: ABC7
"Thank you, thank you. 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. Never give up. I wouldn't be standing here tonight without the Daniels, without A24, without my amazing cast and crew, without everyone who was involved with Everything Everywhere All at Once, but I have to dedicate this to my mom, all the moms in the world, because they are really the superheroes. And without them, none of us would be here tonight.”
As she spoke, tears of joy streamed down Janet's face, and the entire room erupted into cheers and applause. Watching the ceremony from their home country of Malaysia, Janet and a large group of fans gathered to celebrate the special moment. 
Video From: Voice Of America
The room was filled with hugs, laughter, and warm words of congratulations for both Yeoh and her mother. It was a beautiful moment of shared happiness and pride, and Yeoh expressed her gratitude to her family and friends back home, promising to bring the award to them. 
In a recent interview with PEOPLE, Yeoh gushed about her mother's love of movies and credited her for sparking her passion for the film industry. She fondly reminisced about their shared experiences watching movies from all around the world and expressed her belief that her mother would have made a fantastic movie star herself. 
Yeoh's win was a moment of pure joy, and her tribute to her mother and all mothers was a touching reminder of the love and support that they provide.
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