Michelle Yeoh Becomes The First Asian Woman To Win The Academy Award..

Michelle Yeoh

On March 12, 2023, Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh received her Oscar for best actress in a leading role for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The delight, and energy was obviously ‘painted’ in her eyes. Because it was a historic moment for her and her nation as a whole, Michelle Yeoh was just happy about it.

This week, there has been jubilation in Malaysia, and there were even rumors that the actress’s Oscar win had prompted the government to designate a day as a holiday to commemorate the historic achievement. The government, on the other hand, asserts that none of the holiday rumors were true.

The office of the Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim debunked a doctored image that had been circulated on chat apps in a statement that was posted on its Facebook page on Monday.

The image, which was taken on March 13, displayed a fake news article from the Malaysian newspaper ‘The Star’ with the following headline: PM Anwar declares a Wednesday public holiday: This is the pride of a nation!.

According to the statement issued by Anwar’s office, there was “no truth” to the rumors of an Oscar public holiday.

It said, “The news is false.” It is requested that the general public refrain from spreading false or uncertain information.

Meanwhile, Michelle Yeoh’s mother has also expressed her reaction to her daughter’s historic Oscar win.

For her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Yeoh, 60, became the first Asian woman to win the Academy Award for best actress in a leading role this week.

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Yeoh got her start in a series of Hong Kong action films, where she was born in the city of Ipoh on the peninsula of Malaysia.

After starring in the 1997 James Bond film “Tomorrow Never Dies” and the 2000 Oscar-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” both directed by Ang Lee, she achieved international fame.

The Success by Michelle was screened Live in the capital Kuala Lumpur on Monday, with her kid mother Janet present.

Yeoh also dedicated her Oscar performance to her mother, and footage of the room bursting into cheers went viral.

Yeoh stated in her acceptance speech,

“I’m taking this home to her,” Yeoh said in her acceptance speech. “She’s watching right now in Malaysia, KL, with my family and friends. I love you guys. I’m bringing this home to you,” she said.

Her mother cried “Malaysia boleh! (Malaysia can do it)” in a later video chat with her triumphant daughter.

“I’m very happy… I’m proud of my daughter. She is very hardworking,” her mother told local reporters. “I’ll call her to come home (to Malaysia) and celebrate very soon. Next month is my birthday.”

Vicki, Yeoh’s niece, was also there, and she called it “a jaw-dropping moment.”

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