Michelle Yeoh’s mother, Janet Yeoh, wasn’t present when her daughter made history at the 2023 Oscars, but she was wildly applauding for her in Malaysia, which is in the middle of the world.
She won the Oscar for best actress on March 12 for her breathtaking performance in the science fiction film ‘Everything, Everywhere,
All at Once,’ making history as the first Asian woman to ever receive the prestigious honor. The actress debuted in ‘Everything, Everywhere, Everything at Once’ as the lead.
A few hours after Yeoh’s historic night, a global news organization by the name of AFP posted a video on Twitter of her mother’s jubilant response to her daughter’s success.
Janet Yeoh is seen in the video wiping a tear from her eye before rising to her feet and joining the others in the room in applauding.
I can’t hold back my excitement. After the incident, the 84-year-old woman told reporters, ‘I’m proud of my daughter.’ ‘I’m proud of my daughter a lot. My child is a girl who works very hard.’
Following that, Janet Yeoh was seen pointing to a bagel with her hands in reference to the lucrative movie her daughter had made.
Every time the movie won an award that night, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu, and the rest of the cast of
‘Everything, Everywhere, All at Once’ did the identical gesture. Three honors were given to Yeoh’s ‘Everything, Everywhere, Everything at Once’.
The Yeoh family hosted an Oscar-watching party on March 13, when they were joined by two Malaysian government ministers and a sizable number of fans, according to a report by the Associated Press.
The website quotes Janet Yeoh as saying, ‘I genuinely adore my daughter, and she has made Malaysia proud,’ at the event. ‘Malaysia Boleh!’ which translates to ‘Malaysia Can!’ was her final phrase.
She also called her daughter ‘my little princess’’when talking about her. Michelle Yeoh held
up her golden prize during a video call to her mother after the awards ceremony, according to the Associated Press (AP).
The recipient of the Academy Award made a moving speech in which she dedicated it to her mother after receiving it from previous winners Jessica Chastain and Halle Berry.
The latter made history in 2002 when she became the first person of color and the first Black woman to win the award for best actress.
In her opening remarks, Michelle Yeoh paid tribute to the young Asian boys and girls who will
see her success as ‘a light of hope and opportunity.’ This was spoken by her before turning to her mother.
The 60-year-old actor said, ‘Here is evidence — Dream big, and dreams do come true,’ to the group. Don’t ever let someone convince you that you are a woman who has passed your prime. Don’t give up.
I have to dedicate this to my mother and to other parents because they are the real superheroes in our world, she said. Without them, none of us would be present here tonight.
She thanked the Academy for their support and said she couldn’t wait to bring her Oscar back to Malaysia after her speech.