Michelle Yeoh brings Oscar home to mom in Malaysia – The Hollywood Reporter
Almost a month after the Academy Awards ceremony, Michelle Yeoh took the Oscar home to the woman she won the award for.
The Malaysian-born actress shared a sweet photo of her mother holding the trophy on her Instagram on Tuesday, with the caption, “She brought Mr. O home…. Without the love and trust and support of my parents… I wouldn’t be here today… love so much.”
Her second photo in the carousel post featured a photo of the statue at her father’s grave in Malaysia.
Last month, Yeoh made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win the Academy Award for Best Actress. She took home the Oscar for her performance as Evelyn Wang in the film A24 Everything everywhere All at oncewhich won a total of seven Oscars.
During her acceptance speech at the 2023 ceremony, the actress gave her award to someone very close and special to her: “I have to dedicate this to my mother, every mother in the world, because they are true heroes, and without them. , we wouldn’t have anyone here tonight.”
She continued, “She’s 84, and I’m bringing this home to her. She is watching now, in Malaysia with my family and friends. I love you guys, and I’m bringing this home to you.”
After her victory, a video of the actress’ mother at the Oscar watch party went viral on social media. Just as presenter Halle Berry read Yeoh’s name, her mother could be seen with tears of joy in her eyes as everyone cheered and celebrated in the film.