PHOTOS: Michelle Yeoh adds Hollywood glamour at Hong Kong Film Awards


Michelle Yeoh attends the 41st Hong Kong Film Awards in Hong Kong, China April 16, 2023. Photo: Reuters

Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh capped off her triumphant return to Hong Kong, the city that kickstarted her movie career, with an appearance at the 41st Hong Kong Film Awards.

The Oscar winner, dressed in a gold ensemble, was the final guest to walk the red carpet at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre.

At the ceremony, Yeoh took to the stage to present the Best New Performer Awards.

“I feel that I'm a suitable presenter for this award. The first nomination I've ever got, was best new performer for Yes, Madam in 1986,” she said.

Having taken her career from Hong Kong to Hollywood, the Malaysian star has some advice for new actors.

"So as long as we keep going beyond, keep striving, work hard, persist, and never give up, believe in your dreams and dreams do come true. So I am here to thank everyone," she said in Cantonese and English.

The 60-year-old then presented the award to child actor, Sahal Zaman, 10, who won for his performance in the movie The Sunny Side Of The Street.

Winners in other major categories included Sammi Cheng for Best Actress, Sean Lau for Best Actor, Michael Hui for Best Supporting Actor, Ivana Wong for Best Supporting Actress. Best Film went to school documentary, To My Nineteen-year-old Self.

Over the weekend, Yeoh was seen at several functions in Hong Kong, including the opening of the Cartier & Women exhibition at the Hong Kong Palace Museum and a celebratory dinner in her honour attended by celebs such as Chow Yun Fat, Sandra Ng, Donnie Yen and Anthony Wong.

Michelle Yeoh hands the Best New Performer award to Sahal Zaman. Photo: ReutersMichelle Yeoh hands the Best New Performer award to Sahal Zaman. Photo: Reuters

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh arrives on the red carpet for the 41st Hong Kong Film awards in Hong Kong on April 16, 2023. Photo: AFPMalaysian actress Michelle Yeoh arrives on the red carpet for the 41st Hong Kong Film awards in Hong Kong on April 16, 2023. Photo: AFP

Sammi Cheng (right) holds her statuette for winning the Best Actress award with Hong Kong actor Sean Lau, who won Best Actor award at the 41st Hong Kong Film awards. Photo: AFPSammi Cheng (right) holds her statuette for winning the Best Actress award with Hong Kong actor Sean Lau, who won Best Actor award at the 41st Hong Kong Film awards. Photo: AFP

Andy Lau (left) and director Ann Hui arrive on the red carpet for the 41st Hong Kong Film. Photo: AFPAndy Lau (left) and director Ann Hui arrive on the red carpet for the 41st Hong Kong Film. Photo: AFP

Bowie Wu holds his statuette for winning a Lifetime Achievement award. Photo: AFPBowie Wu holds his statuette for winning a Lifetime Achievement award. Photo: AFP

Anthony Wong (left) and Sahal Zaman arrive on the red carpet for the 41st Hong Kong Film awards. Photo: AFPAnthony Wong (left) and Sahal Zaman arrive on the red carpet for the 41st Hong Kong Film awards. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong actress Nancy Kit arrives on the red carpet for the 41st Hong Kong Film awards. Photo: AFPHong Kong actress Nancy Kit arrives on the red carpet for the 41st Hong Kong Film awards. Photo: AFP

Edan Lui from Canto-pop boy band Mirror. Photo: AFPEdan Lui from Canto-pop boy band Mirror. Photo: AFP

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