The Golden Globes Awards is one of Hollywood’s most prestigious events and is often seen as the predictor of Oscar results. This year is Michelle Yeoh’s (楊紫瓊) first time in being nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture for the musical/ comedy genre for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Directed and written by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once received six nominations including Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan. The film is also competing for Best Picture in a Musical/Comedy against Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, The Banshees of Inisherin, Triangle of Sadness, and Babylon.
Competing against Anya Taylor-Joy, Margot Robbie, Lesley Manville, and Emma Thompson, Michelle is not the first Asian woman to be nominated at the Globes. Zhang Ziyi (章子怡), Hong Chau (周洪), Constance Wu (吳恬敏), and Awkwafina have been nominated in previous years. Awkwafina won in 2020 for her role in Farewell, becoming the first Asian Best Actress winner in Golden Globes history!
Known for her daring action roles in Hong Kong films, Michelle made her Hollywood debut in 1997’s Tomorrow Never Dies. She cemented her international status with 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Although 60 years old, Michelle shows no signs of slowing down and continues to star in prominent films such as Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and the upcoming Avatar 3.
In an interview, Michelle admitted she nearly rejected her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once. Her character’s name was originally Michelle Wang, which is nearly the same as her English name. Michelle wanted her roles to have their own voice and soul, and her own background is very different from the character who was an immigrant laundromat owner. The writers accommodated Michelle and revised the character’s name to Evelyn Wang.
In this year’s Golden Globes, competition for Best Actress in a Motion Picture in the drama category is also fierce between Cate Blanchett, Ana de Armas, Michelle Williams, Viola Davis, and Olivia Colman. For Best Actor, the competition will be between Austin Butler, Hugh Jackman, Brendan Fraser, Bill Nighy, and Jeremy Pope. Brendan had previously disclosed that he had been sexually assaulted by Philip Berk, former president of Hollywood Foreign Press Association during the 2003 Golden Globes Nominees Luncheon, and thus will not be attending the awards ceremony. Tom Cruise and Will Smith were also notably left out of the nomination list.
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.