A great day for Michelle Yeoh and Asia at the Oscars … and for a refugee too

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Let’s forget the kerfuffle over the Mentega Terbang movie for the time being and celebrate Michelle Yeoh’s win at the Oscars for best actress in the sci-fi movie Everything Everywhere All at Once, making her the first Malaysian and first Asian woman to win the award.

Presumably much of Malaysia is thrilled to land on the world map. No one can deny that Michelle deserves the award after a long and illustrious career, and she will surely be a standard bearer now for women from minority groups in the arts.

Never mind that her career only took off from the Hong Kong arts and movie scene. Perhaps our own film industry can learn some lessons from that. It is worth reflecting: would she have been able to get this far had she stayed on in Malaysia with all the censorship on creative endeavours that push the boundaries? Full article on Aliran website

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luca
luca
14 Mar 2023 9.43am

Malaysian actresses Michelle Yeoh and Yeo Yan Yan have to be ‘American Born Chinese’ to cari makan in Hollywood?

Brocky
Brocky
23 Apr 2023 7.44am
Reply to  luca

Michelle Yeoh is American Born Chinese in this new TV series

luca
luca
13 Mar 2023 5.46pm

Everybody rejoice but Finas cannot take any credit. Finas should wake up despite its unrealistic ambition to have a Malaysian-made movie winning at the academy awards.

https://www.malaymail.com/amp/news/malaysia/2020/06/16/project-oscar-saifuddin-challenges-finas-to-get-malaysian-films-to-win-in-t/1876034

Michelle’s sleeveless attire at the Oscar would be deemed inappropriate for entry into Malaysian governmental offices or hospitals.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2023/03/11/ssm-stands-by-dress-code-says-it-is-good-practice/

luca
luca
13 Mar 2023 9.31pm

Highlights of Michelle’s movies in her own words (in English):

Brocky
Brocky
4 Apr 2023 8.40am

TV3 recently broadcasted the 90th Academy Awards ceremony but censored the outfits of the event’s attendees, including actress Michelle Yeoh.

The censorship blurred the presenters’ dresses, leaving only their heads visible.

https://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/436176

Brocky
Brocky
3 Apr 2023 5.27pm

Michelle Yeoh will be meeting her fans at a red-carpet event at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur’s centre court on April 18 at 5.30pm.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/showbiz/2023/04/03/malaysia-shes-coming-home-oscar-winner-michelle-yeoh-to-meet-fans-at-pavilion-kl-on-april-18/62965

Brocky
Brocky
29 Mar 2023 1.13pm

2001 Malaysia tourism commercial with Michelle Yeoh

https://youtube.com/watch?v=ksJK4NIaJhQ&feature=youtu.be

Interesting to note the Malaysian dress code 22 years ago as depicted in the video.

Esme
Esme
24 Mar 2023 2.01pm

Malaysian screenwriter Adele Lim makes her directorial debut in Hollywood film ‘Joy Ride’

https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/entertainment/2023/03/24/malaysian-screenwriter-adele-lim-makes-her-directorial-debut-in-hollywood-film-039joy-ride039

Lim is an established writer who’s worked on TV shows such as One Tree Hill and Private Practice and the blockbuster Crazy Rich Asians.

With the commercial success of Crazy Rich Asians and the recent victory of Everything Everywhere All At Once in the awards circuit, Lim is hopeful for Asian representation in Hollywood.

Miami
Miami
18 Mar 2023 6.39pm

Pure monarch programming ánd MK Ultra
Full on the deep state.

Esme
Esme
24 Mar 2023 9.58pm
Reply to  Miami

The most extreme combo in Malaysia: H & M

Amy
Amy
28 Mar 2023 7.01pm
Reply to  Esme

Good point raised!

Hope to see more such videos!

Uttaradit Liang Prabang
Uttaradit Liang Prabang
15 Mar 2023 7.51pm

But we have a PAS preacher not happy with that achievement .

Ramlan
Ramlan
17 Mar 2023 2.05pm

He also not happy with Blackpink concert in Malaysia! Very sensitive, maybe next time cannot watch Marvel movies too!

PanTaDuDu
PanTaDuDu
17 Mar 2023 6.23pm

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2023/03/17/penang039s-new-ferry-unveiled-in-vietnam-shipyard

New Ferries from Vietnam on the way.

Can paint ths ferries with Muhibbah theme eg Michelle Yeo, P Ramlee etc.

Esme
Esme
18 Mar 2023 5.38pm

Perhaps he could not stand any achievement from a woman, especially a Chinese woman?

Another Yeoh, YB Hannah also being attacked by PAS and Bersatu for the same reason?

https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/659077

Esme
Esme
22 Mar 2023 1.25pm
Reply to  Esme

Youth and Sports Minister Hannah Yeoh said she has been made a target for criticism because of her ethnicity, her political association, and her religion.

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2023/03/22/hannah-yeoh-says-made-a-target-in-jom-ziarah-programme-because-shes-a-chinese-dap-and-christian/60926

Restu
Restu
19 Mar 2023 11.22am

They like to ban movies like Pulau. Even Lightyear and Thor also not spared. We are becoming like Taliban.

Bhaskar
Bhaskar
28 Mar 2023 4.26pm
Reply to  Restu

Actually many Disney shows including those for kids have LGBT elements because of representation issue. Check out Florida government against Disney in ‘Don’t Say Gay’ matter.

Brocky
Brocky
31 Mar 2023 1.11am
Reply to  Bhaskar

The “Don’t Say Gay” bill aims to remove schools’ ability to discuss gender identity and sexual orientation in the classroom.

Rajesh
Rajesh
30 Mar 2023 3.53pm
Reply to  Restu

Hypocrisy in the highest order as PAS guy has admitted to accessing OnlyFans to ‘do research’.