Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh is basking in the glory of her recent victory at the Golden Globes.
She won the Best Actress In A Musical Or Comedy Motion Picture award on Jan 10 (Jan 11 in Malaysia) for her performance in the indie flick Everything Everywhere All At Once.
On an Instagram post today, the 60-year-old actress thanked her family, friends, fans as well as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong.
"Thkq thkq to the outpouring of love and congratulations from family, friends around the world... my King and Queen and PM and leaders of Malaysia," the Ipoh-born actress wrote on Instagram, posting two photos of herself with several bouquets of flowers.
Yesterday, Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah congratulated Yeoh on being the first Malaysian to win a Golden Globes award.
Other politicians who congratulated Yeoh included MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil.
Yeoh who had a stellar year in 2022 – appearing in several movies including the aforementioned Everything Everywhere All At Once, Avatar: The Way Of Water and The School Of Good And Evil – also extended her appreciation to her supporters in China.
"My extended family in HK in China ... my deepest gratitude ... that’s where my journey began as an actor which brought me to here today. Thkq for all ur love and support, valuable lessons," the 60-year-old added.
Yeoh is the second Asian actress to win the Globes in the Best Actress In A Musical Or Comedy Motion Picture category, after her Crazy Rich Asians’ co-star Awkwafina won for her role in The Farewell in 2020.
Yeoh beat out Lesley Manville (Mrs Harris Goes To Paris), Margot Robbie (Babylon), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu) and Emma Thompson (Good Luck To You, Leo Grande) for the award.