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Michelle Yeoh Told The Golden Globes To "Shut Up" When They Tried To Cut Her Speech Short, And I'm LOVING This Energy

"I can beat you up, okay?" she joked. "And that's serious."

Y'all, Michelle Yeoh finally did it!!!

Last night, the actor took home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy for Everything Everywhere All at Once — her first Golden Globe, if you can believe that!

Michelle smiles as she holds up her awards backstage

"It's been an amazing journey," she said during her acceptance speech. "An incredible fight to be here today. But I think it's been worth it. I remember when I first came to Hollywood. It was a dream come true until I got here. I came here and was told, 'You're a minority.' And I'm like, 'No, that's not possible.'"

A closeup of Michelle during her acceptance speech

She recalled people looking down on her earlier in her career. "Someone said to me: 'You speak English?' I mean, forget about them not knowing Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Asia, India. And then I said, 'Yeah, the flight here was about 13 hours long, so I learned.'"

"As time went by — I turned 60 last year — and I think all of you women understand this, as the days, years, numbers get bigger, it seems like the opportunities start to get smaller, as well. ... Then, along came the best gift: Everything Everywhere All at Once."

Then, a pianist began playing to signal it was time to wrap it up. And my girl had the absolute best response: "Shut up, please."

"I can beat you up, okay?" she joked. "And that's serious."

She continued with her speech, thanking everyone involved with Everything Everywhere. "This is also for all the shoulders that I stand on, all who came before me who look like me, and all who are going on this journey with me forward. Thank you for believing in us."

Naturally, the internet had a lot to say about the whole thing:

they tried playing Michelle Yeoh off with music, and she said "Shut up, please! I can beat you up, okay? And that's serious." LOL I love her #GoldenGlobes

NBC / Twitter: @SpencerAlthouse

michelle yeoh telling the piano people to "shut up please, i can beat you up" because she isn't done with her speech yet THAT'S MOTHER MOTHERING

Twitter: @evclynwang

michelle yeoh threatening to beat up whoever started playing the music to get her off the stage is so sexy and i'm forever in love with her

NBC / Twitter: @inkbugfic

the golden globes really tried to play michelle yeoh off oouuu don’t piss me off

Zeus Network / Twitter: @willfulchaos

You can watch the full speech here:

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Congratulations, Michelle! So glad you're finally getting the recognition you deserve!