(CNN) — Actress Michelle Yeoh’s mother may not have made it to the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday to see her daughter win an Oscar, but cameras followed closely behind her as she watched the historic moment live from Malaysia.

In a video posted to the Hype Malaysia TikTok account, Oscar winner Janet Yeoh’s mother is seen sitting in a room full of people anxiously awaiting the result as presenter Jessica Chastain opened the envelope.

When Chastain announced that Michelle Yeoh was the winner of the best actress award for her role in “Everything Everywhere all at Once”, the video shows the explosion of a symphony of applause while Janet Yeoh hugs family and friends and tears dry of joy.

Michelle Yeoh’s mother reacts to her Oscar win.

The reaction was especially poignant because Michelle Yeoh made Oscar history by becoming the first woman of Asian descent to win the award, and dedicated the moment to her mother.

“He’s 84 years old and I’m going to take this home for him. She is watching (the ceremony) now from Malaysia with my family and friends,” said Michelle Yeoh as she blew a kiss to the camera during her acceptance speech.

The star’s ode to her mother was fitting, as the film scored the biggest wins of the night and many of the winners honored the role their mothers played in their success.

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is a film about the importance of family and the dynamics of family relationships, especially between mother and daughter (Stephanie Hsu).

The film won seven Oscars on Sunday, including best picture.

Ke Huy Quan received the Best Supporting Actor award at the Academy Awards for his role in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.

Ke Huy Quan, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” also thanked his mother for the sacrifices she made. He talked about spending a year in a refugee camp as a child and finding himself as an adult on Hollywood’s biggest stage.

“They say stories like this only happen in movies. I can’t believe this is happening to me”, said Quan, moved.

Costume designer Ruth E. Carter on Sunday became the first black woman to win two Academy Awards. At the time, he revealed that his mother had recently died at the age of 101. Carter said her work on “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” prepared her for this moment and she dedicated the award to her late mother.

As Michelle Yeoh held her Oscar in the press room after winning her award, she perhaps summed up the evening best, saying, “This film has helped to open hearts between families, be it husband and wife, daughters and mothers, daughters and fathers. Just between families.”

“We never gave up on each other,” he said.