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Michelle Yeoh's Best Actress Win at the 2023 Oscars Makes History

Malaysian-born Michelle Yeoh made history at the 95th Academy Awards ceremony by becoming the first Asian woman to win the Best Actress award.

Yeoh was recognized for her performance in the film "Everything Everywhere All at Once," directed by the Russo brothers.

Wearing one of the most talked-about watches at the event, Yeoh was spotted wearing a beautiful custom timepiece by Richard Mille, which perfectly complemented her elegant and sophisticated outfit. The custom Richard Mille RM 07-02 was a true showstopper, with a sleek and modern design that drew attention from the moment she stepped onto the red carpet.

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Yeoh is known for her roles in "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Tomorrow Never Dies" in the James Bond franchise, and "Crazy Rich Asians" Despite decades of work and dozens of roles, this is Yeoh's first Oscar nomination. 

The film follows the story of a woman named Ling (played by Yeoh) who discovers she has the power to move through different dimensions, and must use her abilities to save the world. Yeoh's powerful portrayal of Ling was widely praised by critics and audiences alike, and her win at the Oscars marks a significant milestone for Asian representation in Hollywood.

In her acceptance speech, Yeoh expressed her gratitude and highlighted the importance of diversity in the entertainment industry. "This award is not just for me, but for all the Asian women who have been overlooked and undervalued for far too long," she said. "It's time for our stories to be heard, and our voices to be amplified."

Yeoh said her 84-year-old mom is watching in Malaysia with friends and family. "I love you guys, I'm bringing this home to you," she said. And she thanked her "extended family" in Hong Kong, where she got her start in acting. 

Her family and friends watched the Oscars at a large viewing party in Kuala Lumpur, with the crowd erupting and many embracing her mom when Yeoh won. Yeoh's mom said she had no doubt her daughter would win. "She's a very hard-working girl," she said a news conference at the watch party.

Yeoh's win was celebrated by many on social media, with fans and fellow actors, like Simu Liu congratulating her on the historic achievement. 

Prime Minister of Malaysia Anwar Ibrahim congratulated Yeoh on behalf of the country where she was born. 

The Academy Awards have faced criticism in the past for their lack of diversity and representation, particularly in categories such as Best Actress. Yeoh's win is a step towards greater inclusivity in Hollywood, and a reminder of the power of diverse storytelling.

For more watches worn by other celebrities at the recent awards, check out The Top 8 Watches That Stole The Show At The 2023 Oscars.

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