Michelle Yeoh & Jamie Lee Curtis: The Most Viral Moment From the Golden Globe™ Awards & What It Means for Women by Ann Marie Patitucci

Michelle Yeoh & Jamie Lee Curtis: The Most Viral Moment From the Golden Globe™ Awards & What It Means for Women

On January 10, 2023, the 80th Golden Globe™ Awards ceremony honored the best in film and American television of 2022, after not airing last year following the outcry over the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's (HFPA) lack of diversity and questionable practices. There were watershed moments and memorable speeches. One of my favorites was when Michelle Yeoh won the Best Actress award for her performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once. What an important, inspiring win, especially considering Yeoh’s “minority” status in the U.S. (discussed in her speech) and her age (in a youth-obsessed Hollywood).

There was another special moment, when Yeoh was announced as the winner. I would like to draw your attention to one person in particular. She didn’t receive a Lifetime Achievement Award. She didn’t win a Golden Globe™. Yet, if you see Jamie Lee Curtis’ reaction in the photo above, you might think she did. Instead, she’s cheering for her fellow cast member, Michelle Yeoh.

I’ve seen people post and tweet that Jamie Lee Curtis ”is all of us” in this image. Sadly, I don’t think that’s true. Instead, she’s whom we should aspire to be. We should all cheer this excitedly for our friends, for each other. We should all feel so genuinely thrilled about our friends’ successes. As a woman who has been blessed throughout my life with true friends like Jamie, and as one who loves to support and cheer on other women, I’d like to speak directly to the women here:

If you don’t have these kinds of women friends, go get some. Don’t listen to what you’ve been told over the years. It’s all a lie. Here’s the truth, from one woman to another:

Women are not your competition
Not the opposition
Her success is not your failure

Celebrate her wins
Be the first to applaud
Stand up
Throw your hands in the air

She won’t steal your thunder
Your applause
Her rise is not your fall

Let her shine
There’s enough light for all of us
And be there when it rains, too

Her power empowers you
Your power empowers her
And on and on we go
Making meaning, making change
For each other, for ourselves
For generations

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Donna John
What a great moment!! Yes, we can learn so much from Jamie Lee Curtis' reaction. Thanks for putting it into words. Ann Marie Patitucci
Ann Marie Patitucci
I know you get it, Donna!
Elisa Schmitz
I could not love this any more, Ann Marie Patitucci . HUGE congratulations to Michelle Yeoh for her win, and Jamie Lee Curtis' reaction was everything. What a powerful example of female allyship, and the abundance mindset at work. There's enough success for all of us, and when one of us wins, it moves us all forward. This is one of the themes in my book, BecomeTheFire , so you know I am with you 1000%!!!
Ann Marie Patitucci
Yes! When one of us wins, it moves us all forward. I love this about your book, and you, Elisa!
Elisa Schmitz
Thank you so much, my friend. ❤️🔥❤️🔥

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