Michelle Yeoh becomes first Southeast Asian performer to win Best Actress Oscar
Yeoh won the award for her role as laundromat manager Evelyn Wang in the absurdist comedy Everything Everywhere All At Once. During her acceptance speech, Yeoh dedicated the award to "all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight" and said "This is the beacon of hope and possibilities. This is proof that, dream big, and dreams do come true." The 60-year-old actress also addressed ageism in Hollywood by adding, "Ladies, don't let anybody tell you you are ever past your prime," to big cheers from the audience.