Michelle Yeoh drops f-bomb during emotional SAG Awards acceptance speech

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By Nasima Khatun

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Michelle Yeoh made history at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards and she only had one word to say...

On Sunday night (February 26) at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, a host of our favorite celebrities came together to celebrate all the industry has to offer during the 29th installment of the coveted SAG Awards.

We saw some iconic moments define the night including Jean Smart winning the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Hacks, marking her first-ever SAG win.

Lee Jung-Jae won Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Netflix’s Squid Game while Jason Sudeikis picked up the accolade for Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Series for his part in Ted Lasso.

It was also a night of history for a few winners. Troy Kotsur became the first deaf actor to win a SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in CODA and Ke Huy Quan also became the first Asian actor to with Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

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Ke Huy Quan arrives at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

But perhaps the most iconic win of them all goes to Michelle Yeoh.

The Everything Everywhere All At Once actress claimed an award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, marking a massive milestone for Asian women.

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Michelle Yeoh attends the 29th annual SAG Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Credit: UPI / Alamy

"I think if I speak, my heart will explode," an emotional Yeoh said after making her way to the stage.

She then talked about the "ups and downs" as well as the "rollercoaster ride" that has come to be her career.

"Everyone of you know the journey, the roller coaster ride, the ups and downs, but most importantly, we never give up," the 60-year-old continued before thanking everyone that has supported her: "I thank you for your love and support."

"I know I am up against titans, rightfully so," added Yeoh, who seemed to be getting more overcome with emotions.

As she stepped away from the microphone to catch her breath, you could hear her muttering some explicit words, which made the audience in attendance release a little a little chuckle.

"S***, f***," she laughed before concluding her speech with a heartfelt message to her fans: "This is not just for me, this is for every little girl that looks like me.

"Thank you for giving me a seat at the table because so many of us need this ― we want to be seen; we want to be heard. And tonight you have shown us that it is possible. And I am grateful and my mom will be eternally grateful to you."

Watch the full speech below:

After watching the iconic moment, fans took to Twitter to brand the actress a "queen" - and rightfully so.

"PLEASE nothing will beat Michelle Yeoh saying 's***' and 'f***' into the mic during an awards acceptance speech. She is THE MOMENT, THE QUEEN," wrote this one user while another added that it was the "best moment of any acceptance speech in the history of ever."

A third even urged the star to have an Oscar win so she could deliver another great speech.

Congratulations to Yeoh as well as all the other incredible winners from the night!

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Michelle Yeoh drops f-bomb during emotional SAG Awards acceptance speech

vt-author-image

By Nasima Khatun

Article saved!Article saved!

Michelle Yeoh made history at last night's Screen Actors Guild Awards and she only had one word to say...

On Sunday night (February 26) at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, a host of our favorite celebrities came together to celebrate all the industry has to offer during the 29th installment of the coveted SAG Awards.

We saw some iconic moments define the night including Jean Smart winning the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Hacks, marking her first-ever SAG win.

Lee Jung-Jae won Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Netflix’s Squid Game while Jason Sudeikis picked up the accolade for Best Leading Actor in a Comedy Series for his part in Ted Lasso.

It was also a night of history for a few winners. Troy Kotsur became the first deaf actor to win a SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in CODA and Ke Huy Quan also became the first Asian actor to with Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

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Ke Huy Quan arrives at the 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

But perhaps the most iconic win of them all goes to Michelle Yeoh.

The Everything Everywhere All At Once actress claimed an award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role, marking a massive milestone for Asian women.

wp-image-1263197307 size-large
Michelle Yeoh attends the 29th annual SAG Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Credit: UPI / Alamy

"I think if I speak, my heart will explode," an emotional Yeoh said after making her way to the stage.

She then talked about the "ups and downs" as well as the "rollercoaster ride" that has come to be her career.

"Everyone of you know the journey, the roller coaster ride, the ups and downs, but most importantly, we never give up," the 60-year-old continued before thanking everyone that has supported her: "I thank you for your love and support."

"I know I am up against titans, rightfully so," added Yeoh, who seemed to be getting more overcome with emotions.

As she stepped away from the microphone to catch her breath, you could hear her muttering some explicit words, which made the audience in attendance release a little a little chuckle.

"S***, f***," she laughed before concluding her speech with a heartfelt message to her fans: "This is not just for me, this is for every little girl that looks like me.

"Thank you for giving me a seat at the table because so many of us need this ― we want to be seen; we want to be heard. And tonight you have shown us that it is possible. And I am grateful and my mom will be eternally grateful to you."

Watch the full speech below:

After watching the iconic moment, fans took to Twitter to brand the actress a "queen" - and rightfully so.

"PLEASE nothing will beat Michelle Yeoh saying 's***' and 'f***' into the mic during an awards acceptance speech. She is THE MOMENT, THE QUEEN," wrote this one user while another added that it was the "best moment of any acceptance speech in the history of ever."

A third even urged the star to have an Oscar win so she could deliver another great speech.

Congratulations to Yeoh as well as all the other incredible winners from the night!

Featured Image Credit: Sipa US / Alamy