Michelle Yeoh won the Best Actress Oscar for “Everything Everywhere All At Once.”
She is the first Asian woman to win the gold statue.
However, she is not the first woman to break the color barrier.
Halle Berry did that in 2002 with “Monster’s Ball.”
The Malaysian-born actress called it a “historic moment” during her speech.
“This is something we have been working so hard towards, for a very long time,” she said.
“Don’t let anybody put you in a box, don’t let anybody say you are past your prime,” she went on.
Yeoh is the oldest of the Best Actress nominees at 60.
Other nominees included Cate Blanchett for “Tar,” Andrea Riseborough for “To Leslie,” Michelle Williams for “The Fablemans” and Ana de Armas for “Blonde.”