PM congratulates Michelle Yeoh on Golden Globe win

Yeoh poses with the award for Best Actress - Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy for "Everything Everywhere All at Once" in the press room during the 80th annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan 10, 2023. Photo credit: AP/Anwar Ibrahim Facebook

KUCHING, Jan 13: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim congratulated Malaysian international star Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh on her Golden Globe win for her role in the comedic adventure flick, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.

The Ipoh-born star made history on Tuesday (Jan 10) after becoming Malaysia’s first-ever Golden Globe award winner, bagging the Best Actress award in the musical or comedy motion picture category.

“Malaysia and all Malaysians, especially movie fans, are extremely proud of Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh’s achievement in winning the prestigious Golden Globe award.

“I sincerely hope that Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh’s achievements will inspire more local culturalists and artistes to continue to create and grow their creative talents with quality,” Anwar said in a post shared on his social media today.

Anwar also promised to watch ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ in the near future.

“Congratulations from all Malaysians!” Anwar added.

According to national and international news reports, the 60-year-old actress beat Lesley Manville (‘Mrs Harris Goes to Paris’), Margot Robbie (‘Babylon’), Anya Taylor-Joy (‘The Menu’) and Emma Thompson (‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’) in the category.

Yeoh rose to fame performing her own stunts in Hong Kong movies such as ‘Yes, Madam’ and ‘Police Story 3: Supercop’ before landing a role in the 1997 James Bond movie ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’.

She went onto international stardom after starring in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, a 2000 film which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2001 and the Best Narrative Feature at the 37th Golden Horse Awards.

Yeoh was also recently named 2022’s Icon of the Year by Time magazine. — DayakDaily