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What Did Michelle Yeoh Say After Receiving Her Oscar?

What Did Michelle Yeoh Say After Receiving Her Oscar?

Halle Berry and Jessica Chastain presented the Best Actress award at the Oscars yesterday.


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Jessica Chastain: And the Oscar goes to… Michelle Yeoh.

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh made history yesterday by being the first Asian to take home the Best Actress award at the Oscars in the Academy’s 95-year run.

But what did she say after she was handed the golden statuette by fellow actress Halle Berry?

Yeoh: Ooh 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 dreams… 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..oh.. 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 will be here tonight.

Ooh…She’s 84, and I’m taking this home to her. She’s watching this right now in Malaysia KL (Kuala Lumpur) with my family and friends. I love you guys. I’m bringing this home to you. And also to my extended family in Hong Kong, where I started my career. Thank you for letting me stand on your shoulders, giving me a leg up so that I can be here today.

And to my godchildren, to my sisters, all of them, to my brothers, to my family, thank you. Thank you. Thank you to the Academy—this is history in the making. Thank you.

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