Michelle Yeoh explains the sweet reason she gave Emma Stone’s Oscar to Jennifer Lawrence

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Michelle Yeoh Apologies for Confusing Emma Stone at the 2023 Oscar Awards

Michelle Yeoh, the esteemed Malaysian actress who recently won the Best Actress award at the 2023 Academy Awards for her exceptional performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” has acknowledged that she may have caused some confusion during the ceremony.

At the Oscars, Yeoh was one of the five esteemed women who graced the stage as presenters for the Best Actress category. Alongside Sally Field, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Lange, they gathered to announce the winner of this prestigious award. When Yeoh announced that Emma Stone had won for her remarkable performance in “Poor Things,” she proceeded to hand the coveted Oscar statuette to Jennifer Lawrence, who then graciously passed it on to Stone herself.

In an Instagram post shared on Monday, Yeoh clarified the events that transpired at the award ceremony and expressed her heartfelt congratulations to Stone. She stated, “Congratulations Emma!! I confused you, but I wanted to share that glorious moment of handing over Oscar to you together with your best friend Jennifer! She reminded me of my dear friend Jamie Lee Curtis, always there for each other!!!”

Yeoh’s win at the 2023 Academy Awards marked a significant milestone in her career, while Jamie Lee Curtis also earned recognition as she took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her outstanding performance in the same film. The bond between Stone and Lawrence, who have been close friends for many years, was further highlighted during Stone’s heartfelt acceptance speech. She expressed her gratitude to the team that collaborated to create a cinematic experience greater than the sum of its parts, emphasizing the importance of unity in movie making.

With this apology and explanation, Michelle Yeoh put any confusion to rest, demonstrating her grace, humility, and genuine admiration for her peers in the film industry.