History has been scripted!
Dreams of Malaysian netizens have finally come true as ‘ANAK MALAYSIA’ brought glory to our homeland.
Tan Sri Dato’ Michelle Yeoh became the first actress of Asian descent to win in the Best Actress category in the Academy's 95-year history for her power-packed performance in Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’.
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Born and bred in Ipoh, Yeoh began her career in beauty pageants, winning the Miss Malaysia title in 1983. She then went on to become a popular actress in Hong Kong action films, starring in movies such as "Yes, Madam!" and "Police Story 3: Supercop." Her success in Asia led to her being cast in the James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies" in 1997, which helped her gain international recognition.
Since then, Yeoh has continued to work in both Asian and Hollywood productions, including appearing in the Netflix series "Star Trek: Discovery" and the blockbuster hit "Crazy Rich Asians." She is known for her dedication to performing her stunts in action films and for being an advocate for diversity in the entertainment industry.
In addition to her film career, Yeoh has been actively involved in various philanthropic and cultural initiatives to raise awareness of Malaysia's unique traditions and customs, both locally and internationally. From getting involved in various charitable causes, including working as a global ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme. She was awarded the title of "Tan Sri" in Malaysia in 2013, which is one of the country's highest honors.
Throughout her four-decade-long acting career, the 60-year-old powerful woman win is a significant moment in Malaysian film history and a testament to her talent and hard work as an actor. She has paved the way for other Malaysian actors and filmmakers to make their mark on the global stage and has shown that diversity and representation are essential to the success of the film industry.
Congratulatory wishes, messages and posts have poured in from prominent figures, Malaysia Prime Minister and netiznes all over the world following the actress historic win.
13 March 2023— Anwar Ibrahim (@anwaribrahim) March 13, 2023
The Government joins the nation in expressing warmest and heartiest congratulations to Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh for winning the highly coveted Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 95th Academy Awards in Los Angeles today.#MalaysiaMADANI pic.twitter.com/7uc3pbzEox
Most inspiring quote for all of us aunties - “Ladies, don’t let anybody ever tell you that you are past your prime” - Michelle Yeoh— Hannah Yeoh (@hannahyeoh) March 13, 2023
In her acceptance speech, Yeoh thanked her family, colleagues, and fans for their constant support. Perhaps, she has also encouraged other actors to continue to push boundaries and tell diverse stories.
Unquestionably it was a great milestone, and her win was celebrated by her fans in Malaysia and around the world who praised her for her talent and dedication to her glittering career. Let's take Yeoh's success as a morale booster for all of us to go further.
Image Credit / Source: KTUL , Reuters