The cast of “Everything Everywhere All At Once” won big at last night’s Oscars. Everyone looked beyond thrilled but it was the film’s star who made history.

Michelle Yeoh’s Oscar win cemented the first Asian-American woman in history to win Best Actress. And, if you’ve seen the movie then you know that her role as Evelyn Quan Wang is very well-deserved. The film is as much about motherhood, the relationship between mothers and daughters and the immigrant struggle as it is a comedic drama set in the multiverse where anything can happen.

Yeoh, 60, made a moving speech when she got up on stage and accepted her win.

“For all the little boys and girls who look like me watching tonight, this is a beacon of hope and possibilities,” she started. “This is proof that … dream big, and dreams do come true.”

And for the women she said, “And ladies, don’t let anybody tell you you are ever past your prime. Never give up.”

She also thanked the film’s cast and crew. “I wouldn’t be standing here tonight without the Daniels, without A24, without my amazing cast and crew. Without everyone who was involved with “Everything Everywhere All at Once.'”

But, it was when she dedicated her win to her own mother along with all moms everywhere that made it hard to keep the tears at bay.

“I have to dedicate this to my mom, all the moms in the world, because they are really the superheroes and without them, none of us would be here tonight.” she said. “She’s 84 and I’m taking this home to her. She’s watching right now in Malaysia, KL, with my family and friends. I love you guys, I’m bringing this home to you.”

Moms are without a doubt superheroes. Marvel stars have nothing on you, Moms! From staying up all night for months on end with a baby going through sleep regression to scheduling your whole day around your child’s youth sports for years, you do it all. You take on this important role without an end in sight because everyone always needs their mom, no matter what age you are.

Yeoh’s mother, Janet, watched a viewing of the awards show back home in Kuala Lumpur. According the Associate Press she cried tears of joy for her, “little princess.” “I so love my daughter and she has made Malaysia proud,” Janet said.

Yeoh is a Malaysian born actress who began her performance career as a ballerina, according to IMDB. She starred in a few films in Hong Kong before breaking out in Hollywood.

1936 was the last year that an Asian American was even nominated for Best Actress, with Merle Oberon nominated for her performance in “The Dark Angel.” But, the last woman of color to win was Halle Berry for her role in “Monster’s Ball” in 2002.

This win marks the first Academy Award for a Malaysian actor.