Michelle Yeoh Drops F-Bombs During Emotional 2023 SAG Awards Speech

Michelle Yeoh took home the Best Female Actor in a Leading Role category at the 2023 SAG Awards, sharing, "We want to be seen, we want to be heard. And tonight, you have shown us that it is possible."

By Alyssa Morin Feb 27, 2023 3:26 AMTags
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Michelle Yeoh's acceptance speech was everything, everywhere all at once—but in the best way.

The legendary actress shut down the house at the 2023 SAG Awards on Feb. 26 after taking home the honor of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Everything Everywhere All At Once. (See all of the winners here.)

If anything, Michelle's speech deserved its own award, as she not only dropped major f--k and s--t bombs, but championed more diversity and inclusion in entertainment.

"I think if I speak, my heart will explode," she began. "SAG-AFTRA, to get this from you, who understands what it is to get here. Every one of you knows the journey, the roller coaster ride, the ups and downs. But most importantly, we never give up."

And this is where the Crazy Rich Asians star didn't hold back the emotions, after explaining that she's been up against titans in the industry.

"S--t. F--k," she continued, with a roaring applause from the audience. "Wow, thank you. Thank you. This is not just for me, this is for every little girl that looks like me."

2023 SAG Awards: Best Dressed Stars

Michelle referenced Sally Field's Lifetime Achievement Award speech, adding, "You said all the right things because we're here because we love what we do."

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Before concluding, the 60-year-old star shared an important message about representation.

"Thank you for giving me a seat at the table," Michelle said. "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'm grateful."

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Of course, Michelle's acceptance speech wasn't the only note-worthy moment of the 2023 SAG Awards. Keep scrolling to see all of the fabulous looks and OMG highlights from the ceremony.

Angela Bassett

In Giambattista Valli Couture with De Beers jewelry and Sarah Flint shoes

Jessica Chastain

In Zuhair Murad

Jenna Ortega

In Atelier Versace with Tiffany & Co. jewelry

Ariana DeBose

In Prabal Gurung with Melinda Maria and Effy jewelry

Viola Davis

In Valentino

Emily Blunt

In Oscar de la Renta with Bvlgari jewelry


In Valentino with Bvlgari jewelry 

Hannah Einbinder

In Staud with De Beers jewelry

Jennifer Coolidge

In Saint Laurent

Paul Mescal

In Simone Rocha with Paul Smith boots

Amy Poehler

In Roland Mouret

Sarah Burns

Taron Egerton

In Giorgio Armani

Cate Blanchett

In Armani Privé

Seth Rogen & Lauren Miller

Seth in Fendi; Lauren in Emilia Wickstead

Jeremy Allen White

In Louis Vuitton with Vacheron Constantin jewelry 

Colin Farrell

In Dolce & Gabbana

Keeley Karsten

In Tarik Ediz 

Kerry Condon

In Louis Vuitton

Michelle Yeoh

In Schiaparelli Couture with Moussaieff jewelry 

Claire Foy

In Prada

Christina Applegate & Sadie Grace LeNoble

Christina in Christian Siriano 

Eugene Levy

Aubrey Plaza

In Michael Kors with Mouawad jewelry 

Jackie & Adam Sandler

Ana de Armas

In Louis Vuitton

Rooney Mara

In Alexander McQueen

Jason Bateman & Amanda Anka

Jason in Dolce & Gabbana 

Brendan Fraser


Jessie Buckley

In Christian Dior Couture with Fernando Jorge jewelry 

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