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Michelle Yeoh Refused To Be Played Off Stage At The Golden Globes

After she won awards at the Golden Globes, Michelle Yeoh refused to be played off stage. During her speech, she talked about how, when she moved to Hollywood 40 years ago, people told her she wouldn't be successful because she was "a minority."

Daisy-Mae Schmitt
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Michelle Yeoh didn't want anything to ruin her shining moment when she won the best actress award at the Golden Globes.Michelle Yeoh refused to be played off stage and when she started to be played off, she was ready with a great comeback.
The 60-year-old actress won the award for best actress in a movie that is either a musical or a comedy for her role as a failing laundromat owner in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.
During her speech, the Malaysian actress talked about how when she first moved to Hollywood 40 years ago, people told her she wouldn't be successful because she was "from a minority." She then gave her win to other minority actors.

Michelle Yeoh Refused To Be Played Off Stage

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We all listen when Michelle Yeoh talks. Tonight at the Golden Globes, when she accepted the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, she reminded us of that.
Michelle Yeoh won the Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy film for her role in "Everything, Everywhere, All at Once" on Tuesday night. This was the first time in her career that she had won this award.
Even though she had to stop her acceptance speech for a moment to tell the people in charge of the Golden Globes to (Shut up, please; I can beat you up”) for trying to trick her, her speech was mostly about her journey in Hollywood. She said:
I remember when I first came to Hollywood, it was a dream come true until I came here.Someone said to me: ‘You speak English?’ And then I said: ‘Yeah, the flight here was about 13 hours long, so I learned.- Michelle Yeoh
She also said she was grateful for the part she played in getting the award.
As time went by, I turned 60 last year and I think all of you women understand this, as the days, years, numbers get bigger, the opportunities get smaller, as well. Then along came the best gift: 'Everything, Everywhere All at Once.'- Michelle Yeoh
Yeoh has had a great year thanks to the film. It's a smaller A24 movie, but when it came out last April, it shocked the movie world and did better than anyone thought it would.
In "Everything, Everywhere," Yeoh plays a troubled Asian American immigrant who is suddenly faced with the multiverse and all that it means, while also having to deal with family and business problems.
In her speech, Yeoh thanked Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who wrote and directed the movie. She said:
They had the courage to write about a very ordinary immigrant. This movie for me was such an homage to so many women like that around us who are sometimes invisible, who we take for granted. There’s so many relatable things, and all because they were chasing the American dream.- Michelle Yeoh
She added on Tuesday night:
We all know that it’s so hard. I think any immigrant that comes here will tell you how difficult it is and of sometimes failing and not being able to find it.
Yeoh got a lot of attention in Hollywood after starring in Jackie Chan movies like "Supercop" and Ang Lee's Oscar-winning "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in 2000.
Yeoh's other recent standout roles include the magical warrior Ying Nan in "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," a Marvel blockbuster coming out in 2021, and the bossy mother Eleanor Young in "Crazy Rich Asians," which came out in 2018.
Even though she hasn't been trained in kung fu, the star of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Silver Hawk, Shang-Chi, and the Legend of the Ten Rings is very good at using her dance background to help her with martial arts scenes. However, it's unlikely that anyone would really want to test her.
Yeoh ended her speech by talking about her director, the Daniels, who she called "goofy, insanely smart, wonderful geniuses."
The Golden Globe was her first win from a major US award show, and Awkwafina's win for The Farewell in 2020 made her the second Asian actor to win the award.


Tuesday night at the Golden Globes, it was all about Michelle Yeoh. The actor won the award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role as Evelyn Quan Wang in Everything Everywhere All at Once and Michelle Yeoh refused to be played off stage, which was one of the most talked-about movies of the year.
Her powerful speech on stage as she accepted the award brought the house down. Yeoh talked about how hard it was for her as a Malaysian actor to make it in Hollywood.
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