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Michelle Yeoh becomes first Asian to win Best Actress at the Oscars: 'Never give up'

Michelle Yeoh just won Best Actress at the Oscars for "Everything Everywhere All At Once," making her the first Asian to win the award.

She is also only the second woman of color to win Best Actress at the Academy Awards.

"For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities," Michelle said.

"And ladies, don't let anybody tell you — you are ever past your prime. Never give up," she said to applause from the crowd.

Michelle dedicated the award to her 84-year-old mom in Malaysia and "all the moms in the world because they are really the superheroes and without them, none of us would be here tonight."

"This is history in the making!" she concluded.

In the movie, "Everything Everywhere All At Once," Michelle plays a Chinese immigrant who travels to different multiverses and meets different versions of herself in a quest to save the world.

The official Oscars Twitter account also posted, "Of all the universes, we live in the one where Michelle Yeoh makes history as the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress Oscar—love that for us!

Michelle also previously won the SAG Award and Golden Globe Award. — LA, GMA Integrated News