Michelle Yeoh Dedicated Her Independent Spirit Award To Mothers And Thanked All The Women "Who Support Their Husbands"

Michelle Yeoh picked up yet another award at the Independent Spirit Awards for her performance in "Everything Everywhere All at Once." In her award speech, she gave a shoutout to "all our mothers" as well as all the women who "support their husbands."

By Gina Florio2 min read
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This award season, there have been some common winners across the board who are being recognized multiple times. Michelle Yeoh, 60, took home the SAG Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role for Everything Everywhere All at Once. She made history for being the first Asian to receive this honor. She has also been honored with the Golden Globe award and the National Board of Review award. On Saturday, the Independent Spirit Awards took place in Santa Monica, and Yeoh was given the award for best leading performance, leaving many people believing that she'll receive the Academy Award this weekend.

Michelle Yeoh Dedicated Her Independent Spirit Award to Mothers and Thanked All the Women "Who Support Their Husbands"

The film Everything Everywhere All at Once has become one of the most talked about movies in 2022. Yeoh's character is a Chinese immigrant who is suddenly swept up in an inter-dimensional rupture that unravels reality, leaving her to explore other universes and become an unlikely hero. She stars alongside Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu, and Jenny Slate. Her performance has made her one of the most beloved actors this award season, and at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Yeoh was thrilled to receive the honor for Best Leading Performance.

She wore a royal blue gown with an asymmetrical neckline that had sheer, sphere-like accents on her left shoulder and around her waist. Yeoh hugged everyone at her table when her name was announced as the winner, and she hugged Maggie Gyllenhaal on stage, who presented the award.

"I promise, no swearing tonight," Yeoh said with a laugh. "Wow. Thank you. This is from my peers, people who are in it with me from day one, so it is so special. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart."

She thanked the screenwriters, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, and the production studios that made the film a possibility. Kwan and Scheinert also directed the movie.

"I want to dedicate this to all our mothers," she added. "Without our mothers, none of us would be here. And to all the ladies that are sitting at that table who support their husbands." She called out the names of all the women whose husbands were a part of the production of Everything Everywhere All at Once.

"Thank you all for believing in us and giving us a seat at the table," she said.

Yeoh has been hailed as a beacon of hope for Asians everywhere as she is finally being recognized on the award stage for her hard work and talent. She has been starring in films for many years, including Crazy Rich Asians, Memoirs of a Geisha, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.