Michelle Yeoh’s Winning Role in the Golden Globes Was Her as a Mother

Celebrity actress Michelle Yeoh wins the Golden Globes for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

40 years in the industry, veteran martial arts star and actress Michelle Yeoh shared how she was still taking everything in. “I’m just gonna stand here and take this all in. Forty years. Not letting go of this. So just quickly, thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press, for giving me this honor,” she says at the start of her speech at the Golden Globe Awards, after accepting the win for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Social media also exploded with laughter at Michelle’s response when the musicians nearly cut off her acceptance speech. “Shut up, please. I can beat you up, okay? And that’s serious,” she says.

Yes, we are very much aware of how amazing you are.

Michelle Yeoh Golden Globes

Michelle Yeoh on Everything Everywhere All at Once: “It was a gift.”

Her award came from her role as Evelyn Quan Wang, an Asian immigrant overworked laundromat owner who was also a mother. She thanked the Daniels — Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — for having the courage to write about “a very ordinary, immigrant, Asian woman, mother, daughter, who was trying to do her audit.”

“I was given this gift of playing this woman who resonated so deeply with me and with so many people because, at the end of the day, in whatever universe she was at, she was fighting for love, for her family,” adds Michelle during her speech.

She thanked many of those who worked with her including Jamie Lee Curtis who was sighted as being a “cheerleader” for Michelle Yeoh. Jamie Lee Curtis also received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.

An Award Well-Deserved

Michelle Yeoh’s acting brought to life the hardships that many Asian immigrant mothers face especially dealing with the IRS — the organization that Americans deal with for taxes. The struggle is real when cultures collide and there are times when we wish the world can feel our pain. But a lot of times, it’s better to face ourselves (hence the multiverse jumping) than have someone else do it for us.

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Jodi Sta. Maria Wins Best Actress at the Asian Academy Creative Awards 2022
Lea Salonga Recognized by Time as Part of Its 100 Impact Awards

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