Golden Globe Winner Refused To Be Played Off Stage Early

Michelle Yeoh told the Golden Globes band to "shut up" when they tried to interrupt her speech.

By James Brizuela | Published

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Michelle Yeoh has had quite a year, as she has been recognized a ton for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. That role landed her a win at the Golden Globes for Bes Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, which was her first win. During her acceptance speech, the band began to try and play her off, to which she hilarious responded with “Shut up…I can beat you up.”

Michelle Yeoh spoke about her time arriving in Hollywood, and how it took her 40 years to get to where she is in her career. We would expect after working for as long as she has, winning this prestigious award is something that she wanted to take in fully, which is echoed in her impassioned speech. Though the producers of the award show were likely trying to get her to wrap up her speech, we are glad that she was still able to deliver it.

The usual case for awards shows is that when someone is taking a bit too long with their speech, the band begins to play so that they know it’s time to wrap up their time on stage. While this move might seem to be a bit insensitive, it is to keep the right timing, as award shows are also on a schedule like most television programs. However, Michelle Yeoh was having none of that, and she delivered her speech the exact way that she wanted to.

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Michelle Yeoh has seen massive attention for Everything Everywhere All At Once, which has already landed her other big roles. She is currently starring in the new The Witcher: Blood Origin spinoff series on Netflix, and will be joining both the Avatar and Transformers franchises. Yeoh has a staggering 10 projects in the works, and we would imagine she is going to be looked at much more for award recognition.

Michelle Yeoh could also be up for Best Actress in the upcoming Academy Awards, as winning a Golden Globe Award for that is going to help her case. It is quite strange that it has taken 40 years for her to get such recognition, as she has been one of the best actresses for decades. Thankfully, now she is being recognized for her work.

Michelle Yeoh also thanked her co-star Ke Huy Quan, who portrayed Waymond Wang in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Quan was able to secure a Golden Globe win of his own in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture category. Quan is most known for his time as a child star, appearing in movies like The Goonies and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Michelle Yeoh deserves all the recognition she has received this year, as Everything Everywhere All At Once is a spectacular movie that is further driven by her spectacular performance. She also had one of the biggest laughs at the Golden Globes when telling the band to stop trying to play her off the stage. It was also a very classy move on the Golden Globes’ part to let her finish her speech.