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Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan each took home a Golden Globe Award last night for their roles in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Yeoh, 60, won Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, besting Margot Robbie (“Babylon”), Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Menu”), Emma Thompson (“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”) and Lesley Manville (“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”).
In her acceptance speech, the Malaysian actor recounted the first time she arrived in Hollywood. She recalled being told, “You are a minority.”
“It’s been an amazing journey and an incredible fight to be here today,” said Yeoh, dedicating her award to fellow minority actors. “This is also for all the shoulders that I have [stood] on, all who came before me who look like me and all who are going on this journey with me forward.”
Quan, 51, bagged Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, besting Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”), Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”), Brad Pitt (“Babylon”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Good Nurse”).
In his acceptance speech, the Vietnamese-born American actor paid tribute to Steven Spielberg, who gave him his first acting role in the 1984 film “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Spielberg won Best Director last night for his coming-of-age drama film “The Fabelmans.”
“I was raised to never forget where I came from and always remember who gave me my first opportunity,” Quan said. “I’m so happy to see Steven Spielberg here tonight. Steven, thank you. When I started my career as a child actor in ‘Indiana Jones’ … I started to wonder if that was it, if that was just luck.”
Yeoh and Quan were not the only Asian winners of the night. Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani and Rahul Sipligunj won Best Original Song for “Naatu Naatu,” which is featured in the Indian action drama film “RRR.”