MALAYSIANS rejoiced as Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh won best actress at the Oscars, becoming the first South-East Asian performer to win the prestigious award.
Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh made showbiz history at the academy awards when she took home the best actress award for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once”.
Yeoh was awarded as the first Malaysian and also the first Asian woman to win the Oscars.
The Malaysian actress beat Australian actress and two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, who was said to be her closest contender, for the coveted acting prize.
Other nominees in the best actress category included Ana de Armas, Michelle Williams, and Andrea Riseborough.
Yeoh said that she dedicated her award to her mother and to all mothers in the world.
She started her professional career when she won the Miss Malaysia World pageant in 1983.
The 60 yrs old actress was celebrating her 40 years in showbiz.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Anwar said that the government join in expressing its warmest and heartiest congratulations to Michelle Yeoh.