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🏆 The Headlines - Golden Globes Edition
Why Michelle Yeoh's 'shut up' at the Golden Globes was profound for Asian women — “We have to live with these stereotypes and expectations of being demure and diminutive on the daily. So to witness that on such a big stage of something like the Golden Globes was profound,” said author Catherine Ceniza Choy.
Caroline Jeon said she was pleasantly shocked when on Tuesday Michelle Yeoh, who took home the Golden Globe award for best actress, ordered the exit music to stop playing after it interrupted her speech.
“Shut up, please. I can beat you up, OK? And I’m serious,” Yeoh laughed, before continuing.
Jeon, a 26-year-old Korean American based in New York City, said she’s used to seeing “older white male actors” defiantly run out the clock onstage. Yeoh's moment was refreshing for
Jeon, a self-proclaimed assertive Asian American woman.
“For her to be confident but also playful about it … it’s reassuring and encouraging and mostly affirming for me to see,” Jeon said.
Yeoh — who during her speech opened up about the racism she witnessed in her early days in Hollywood, as well as the dwindling opportunities for aging actresses — represents Asian women across a spectrum of personalities, said Nadia Kim, professor of sociology and Asian and Asian American studies at Loyola Marymount University. With her use of humor, Yeoh appealed to those who are more reserved by reflecting an elegance, Kim said. She simultaneously represented other Asian women who are more compelled to speak their minds.
Michelle Yeoh won her first Golden Globe on Tuesday for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy Motion Picture for Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Ke Huy Quan thanks Spielberg for first role in moving Golden Globes acceptance speech — Ke Huy Quan cheered Steven Spielberg and harkened back to his days as an ’80s child actor in a moving Golden Globes acceptance speech, the first award of the night at Tuesday’s event.
Ke Huy Quan cheered Steven Spielberg and harkened back to his days as an ’80s child actor in a moving Golden Globes acceptance speech, the first award of the night at Tuesday’s event.
Quan won the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his winning turn in “Everything Everywhere All at Once” as Waymond, the devoted and daffy partner of Michelle Yeoh’s Evelyn.
But he cut his teeth in Hollywood under the tutelage of Spielberg, who cast him in the 1984 blockbuster “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”
“I was raised to never forget where I came from and to always remember who gave me my first opportunity,” Quan told audience. “I am so happy to see Steven Spielberg here tonight – Steven, thank you!” (Spielberg, beaming, blew Quan a kiss from his seat.)
Quan played Short Round in the Spielberg film, Indy’s sidekick. He felt “so very lucky” to have been cast in the role, he said in his speech, but after the Spielberg film and ’80s classic “The Goonies,” his opportunities soon dried up.
“I started to wonder if that was it,” he said in his speech. “For so many years, I was afraid I had nothing more to offer, that no matter what I did, I would never surpass what I achieved as a kid. Thankfully, more than 30 years later, two guys thought of me. They remembered that kid. And they gave me an opportunity to try again.”
Those “two guys” are Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who co-directed Quan’s comeback film under the moniker “Daniels.” The film, which also received Golden Globe nominations for best picture - musical/comedy and best actress in a musical/comedy for Yeoh, has also earned Oscar buzz.
Quan will next be seen in the second season of Marvel series “Loki,” starring alongside Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson.
‘RRR’ Wins Best Song at Golden Globes in Rare Hollywood Awards Triumph for Indian Film Music — The Indian hit turned global phenomenon “RRR” went one for two at the Golden Globes Tuesday night, missing out on best non-English-language picture to “Argentina, 1985” but triumphing for best original song with the viral sensation “Naatu Naatu.”
The song entered the race as an underdog, with music superstars Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga and director-songwriter Guillermo del Toro also competing in the category. But awards interest in “RRR” has picked up in recent weeks as the crowd-pleasing action-drama-musical has transcended cult status to earn serious awards attention.
The Golden Globe was picked up by composer-songwriter M.M. Keeravani, who thanked his lyricists, arranger, family and director-writer S.S. Rajamouli. The song’s Globes win increases anticipation that “Naatu” will become the rare song by Indian composers to get an Oscar nomination later this month; it already made the Academy’s 15-song shortlist.
Backstage at the Globes, Keeravani was clearly processing the latest chapter of “RRR’s” unusual journey through Hollywood. “I feel amused, thrilled, excited,” he said. “I feel I am very grateful to the universe.”
Of “Naatu Naatu,” Keervani explained, “it’s a song of celebration. We all wanted to showcase in the song lots of stamina and energy.”
🎬 Industry Insider
Jennifer Coolidge, Everything Everywhere All at Once lead 2023 SAG Awards nominations: See the full list (Entertainment Weekly)
‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Tops Third Annual Gold List Voters’ Guide for Asian Achievements in Film (The Hollywood Reporter)
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