Michelle Yeoh Speaks Out After Emma Stone & Jennifer Lawrence Oscar Backlash

Michelle Yeoh just wanted to make sure Emma Stone’s bestie was by her side on the Oscars stage! The icon joined fellow Best Actress winners Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Sally Field and Jessica Lange to present this year’s award, but the moment left some viewers puzzled after the “Poor Things” star walked up to accept the honor. Though Michelle, who took home the Academy Award in 2023, was expected to hand Emma the trophy herself as the most recent winner, she gave the Oscar to JLaw instead – and explained why in a gracious social media post. “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!!” Michelle wrote on Instagram, noting that Emma and JLaw’s friendship reminds her of her own bond with “Everything Everywhere All At Once” co-star Jamie Lee Curtis. “Always there for each other,” she added.