Emma Stone’s ‘Snub’ at the Oscars: Michelle Yeoh Sets the Record Straight

Michelle Yeoh addresses Emma Stone 'snub' at the Oscars stage

The 2024 Academy Awards saw Emma Stone win the prestigious Best Actress award, solidifying her standing as one of Hollywood’s finest talents. However, as she took to the stage to accept her award, some viewers thought they noticed a seeming snub towards the previous year’s winner, Michelle Yeoh. Now, Yeoh has stepped forward to address what really happened, putting the rumors to rest.

A lot of people had opinions about the alleged snub witnessed on live television during the Oscars. As Stone made her way to the stage to receive her award, it appeared to some that she passed by Yeoh without acknowledging her. Yeoh, who won the award in the previous year, was holding the coveted Oscar statuette, ready to hand it over to this year’s winner.

To some, it seemed like Stone took the award from Yeoh and immediately passed it on to Jennifer Lawrence, who was also on stage. Others speculate that Yeoh purposely snubbed Stone by handing the Oscar to Lawrence instead. Yet, Yeoh took to social media to set the record straight and clarify what truly occurred.

In a post on Instagram, Yeoh expressed her heartfelt congratulations to Stone and explained that she simply wanted Lawrence to share in the joyous moment. Yeoh wrote, “Congratulations Emma!! I confused you, but I wanted to share that glorious moment of handing over the Oscar to you together with your best friend Jennifer!! She reminded me of my Bae Jamie Lee Curtis ♥️✨ always there for each other!! 😘😘😘.” Her message not only clarified the situation for Stone, but for everyone watching as well.

Yeoh thoughtfully shared photos from the event to accompany her caption. One photo shows her embracing Stone on stage, while another captures the pivotal moment of the award handover. The final picture is a delightful shot of the Best Actress squad, comprised of Jessica Lange, Charlize Theron, and Sally Field, after the award presentation.

Fans and followers expressed their relief upon Yeoh’s clarification of the confusing moment. Actress Rachel Zegler, known for her role in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, also commented with emojis conveying her happiness.

Yeoh’s gesture resonated with fans, who praised her for making Emma’s big moment even more special by including her best friend, Jennifer Lawrence. These followers showered Yeoh with admiration, highlighting her remarkable talent both on and off the screen.

For anyone who may still have doubts, numerous behind-the-scenes videos of the two women embracing after the award show should dispel any suspicions.