Michelle Yeoh is first Asian female to win SAG Awards' Best Actress
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Michelle Yeoh is first Asian female to win SAG Awards' Best Actress

Michelle Yeoh: This is for every little girl who looks like me
Michelle Yeoh: This is for every little girl who looks like me

27 Feb – Michelle Yeoh continues to make history by winning Best Actress yet again, this time at the SAG Awards.

The actress, who won for her performance in "Everything Everywhere All At Once", became the first Asian woman to win the category at the awards.

"I think if I speak my heart will explode," she expressed. "SAG- AFTRA, to get this from you who understand what it is to get here... everyone of you know the journey, the roller coaster ride, the ups and downs. But most importantly we never give up. I thank you... This is not just for me, this is for every little girl who looks like me."

She later added jokingly, "I'm grateful and my mum will be eternally grateful to all of you."

The actress broke the Asian glass ceiling in Hollywood
The actress broke the Asian glass ceiling in Hollywood

It is noted that Yeoh is also only the second Asian woman to win in a film category, following last year's Best Supporting Actress win for Yuh Jung-Youn for "Minari".

Yeoh is not the only person from the movie to win an award. Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor, becoming the first Asian actor to win at the annual ceremony, while Jamie Lee Curtis won in the Best Supporting Actress category.

The veteran actress, daughter of legendary actors Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis, also hugged and kissed Michelle Yeoh on the lips after she was announced the winner, and went on to call herself a nepo baby in her acceptance speech.

Jamie Lee Curtis celebrated her win by kissing Michelle Yeoh!
Jamie Lee Curtis celebrated her win by kissing Michelle Yeoh!
Ke Huy Quan was overwhelmed with emotion while accepting his Best Supporting Actor award
Ke Huy Quan was overwhelmed with emotion while accepting his Best Supporting Actor award

Related Movies:
Everything Everywhere All At Once (24 Mar 2022)
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (07 Oct 2021)
Crazy Rich Asians (22 Aug 2018)

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