Michelle Yeoh was a winner on the Golden Globes on Tuesday when she turned the recipient of the trophy for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her work on Everything Everywhere All at Once.

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The star took the stage on the Beverly Hilton and recalled her journey to Hollywood. After receiving the trophy onstage from presenter Ana de Armas, Yeoh stated, “I’m simply gonna stand right here and take this all in. Forty years, not letting go of this.”

“It’s been a tremendous journey and unbelievable struggle to be right here right this moment, however I feel it’s been price it,” she stated. “I keep in mind once I first got here to Hollywood, it was a dream come true till I bought right here. Because, take a look at this face, I got here right here and was informed, ‘You’re a minority.’ And I’m like, ‘No, that’s not potential.’”

Yeoh continued, “And then somebody stated to me, ‘You converse English.’ I imply, overlook about them not realizing Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Asia, India… And then I stated, ‘Yeah, the flight right here was about 13 hours lengthy, so, I discovered.’”

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The actor stated that she turned 60 years outdated final yr and famous that “as the times, the years and the numbers get greater, it looks as if alternatives begin to get smaller as effectively.”

Yeoh stated she was about to surrender after having “had a extremely, actually good run” working with Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Danny Boyle, “then alongside got here the perfect reward — Everything Everywhere All at Once


The music began taking part in signaling she needed to wrap up her speech and Yeoh clapped again saying, “Shut up, please. I can beat you up, OK? And that’s critical.”

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Yeoh thanked administrators Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for having “the braveness to jot down a couple of very bizarre immigrant, growing old lady, mom, daughter…”

“I used to be given this reward of taking part in a girl who resonated so deeply with me and with so many individuals as a result of on the finish of the day, in no matter universe she was, she was simply preventing, preventing for love, for her household,” she stated.

Yeoh ended her speech by dedicating the award to “all of the shoulders I stand on, all who got here earlier than me, who appears like me, and all who’re occurring this journey with me ahead.”

Check out her speech above and her backstage feedback beneath.

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