Michelle Yeoh’s mother overcome with emotion as she celebrates her Oscars win in Malaysia

Michelle Yeoh’s 84-year-old mum celebrated her daughter’s sensational Oscars win in the best way, surrounded by family in their home country of Malaysia.

The actress’ mum, Janet Yeoh, was seen during a telecast in Malaysia, all dressed up for her daughter’s big moment at a viewing party in Kuala Lumpur.

Even before she heard her daughter had won, Janet was seen wiping tears from her eyes. Then in an instant, she was completely overcome with emotion.

Watch the sweet moment above.

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Yeoh’s mother was seen proudly punching her fist in the air, and hugging her relatives after her daughter’s win, who all came to embrace her.

Per Associated Press, Janet said in a news conference afterwards: “I so love my daughter and she has made Malaysia proud.”

Yeoh dedicated her Oscar to her mother and “all the mums in the world” on the night, saying, “They are the real superheroes, and without them, none of us will be here tonight.”

Following her win, Yeoh has become the first woman of Asian descent to win Best Actress at the Oscars. Prior to her, the only other woman of colour to win was Halle Berry in 2002.

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In her acceptance speech, Yeoh also sent a message to children and people like her.

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

“This is proof that dreams do come true. And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you that you are ever past your prime. Never give up.”

Immediately after her win, Yeoh video called her family in Kuala Lumpur to celebrate.

As well as major support from her family, the actress received celebrations from Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim.

“Coupled with this achievement, Michelle’s illustrious and exemplary career in this field will certainly continue to be a source of great inspiration and motivation to our homegrown actors and actresses and provide even greater impetus to the growth of our local industry,” the Prime Minister said. “Way to go, Michelle!”

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