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Monday, January 30, 2023

Michelle Yeoh is the first M’sian to win a Golden Globe award for Best Actress!

Social NewsMichelle Yeoh is the first M’sian to win a Golden Globe award...

On 11 January, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh made history after becoming Malaysia’s first-ever Golden Globe award winner.

The Malaysian superstar, who hails from Ipoh, was awarded Best Actress In A Musical Or Comedy Motion Picture for her role as Chinese immigrant Evelyn Wang in the critically acclaimed film, Everything Everywhere All At Once.

She contended against Lesley Manville (Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu), Emma Thompson (Good Luck To You, Leo Grande) and Margot Robbie (Babylon).

“Whew! OK. I’m just gonna stand here and take this all in,” she said while accepting the award.

“Forty years, not letting go of this. So just quickly, thank you Hollywood Foreign Press for giving me this honour. It’s been an amazing journey and incredible fight to be here today, but I think it’s worth it.”

“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’.”

Congratulations from Malaysians!

Meanwhile, social media platforms were flooded with congratulatory messages, with the King and Queen, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil, and many other leaders sending their praises.

“Their Majesties both wished Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh the best of luck and wished for her continued success,” a statement from Istana Negara reads.

“What an amazing feat, and definitely well-deserved. A great honour for the country,” Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil said.

Apart from the Golden Globes, Michelle also became the first Asian actress to win at the National Board of Review Awards in the United States, while also featuring as TIME Magazine’s 2022 Icon of The Year.

Kudos, Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh! We couldn’t be more happy and proud of you and your win.

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