Michelle Yeoh’s victory sparked hopes of creating history at the Oscars

Michelle Yeoh’s victory sparked hopes of creating history at the Oscars

Michelle Yeoh’s win was celebrated throughout the Asian community, with many expressing their dreams of seeing her win an Oscar trophy as well.

The Best Actress AWARD won by Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh at the Golden Globe Awards sparked hopes that the Ipoh, Perak-born star would become the first Asian actress to win an Academy Award or Oscar for the leading actress category.

Yeoh won the award for his role in the sci-fi comedy Everything Everywhere All At Once.

“It’s been an amazing journey and an incredible struggle to be here today.

“I remember when I first came to Hollywood. It was a dream come true until I got here, because, look at this face. I came here and was told, ‘you’re a minority’,” he said during his speech after receive the trophy.

Her win was celebrated throughout the Asian community, with many calling it a well-deserved victory and expressing dreams of seeing him win an Oscar trophy as well.

The 60-year-old star plays Evelyn Wang, a Chinese immigrant who fails in the laundry business.

Yeoh beat out Lesley Manville, Margot Robbie, Anya Taylor-Joy and Emma Thompson for the award.

She is the second Asian actress to win the award, after Awkwafina in 2020 for the film The Farewell.

If she wins the Oscar, Yeoh will become the first Asian actor to win the best actress award.

Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards will be announced soon, while the awards ceremony will be held in March.

Previously, Asian Oscar winners included Bong Joon-Ho, who was named best director for Parasite, followed by Chloe Zhao who was named best director for Nomadland, while Youn Yuh-jung won Best Supporting Actress for Minari.

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