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Michelle Yeoh Shares Golden Globe Win With “All Who Came Before Me Who Look Like Me”

She did it! Michelle Yeoh has picked up her first Golden Globe!

The beloved actor who has had a decades-long career (but has never received the recognition she so truly deserves awards-wise) won for her role as Evelyn Wong in Everything Everywhere All At Once. She was up against Margot Robbie (Babylon), Emma Thompson (Good Luck To You Leo Grande), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu) and Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris).

In her acceptance speech, Michelle reflected on her incredible career:

“Whew! OK. I’m just gonna stand here and take this all in. Forty years, not letting go of this!” she begins before thanking various people.

“It’s been an amazing journey and incredible fight to be here today, but I think it’s worth it. I remember when I first came to Hollywood, it was a dream come true until I got here,” she continues, adding, “I came here and was told, ‘You’re a minority,’ and I was like, ‘No that’s not possible.'”

She goes on to describe some of the discrimination she faced and how the acting gigs began to disappear as she got older too:

“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,” adding that her role as Evelyn in Everything Everywhere has been “a gift”.

Of course, the music starts playing at this point urging her to wrap it up. But Michelle wasn’t having a bar of it – “Shut up, please!” she said before continuing her thanks.

“This is for all the shoulders I stand on, all who came before me, who look like me and all who are going on this journey with me forward.”

(Feature Image Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.

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