This is why Michelle Yeoh gave Emma Stone's Oscar to Jennifer Lawrence

Michelle Yeoh says she had a good reason for handing it in Emma Stone's statue Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars ceremony 2024 on Sunday.

After some viewers on social media speculated that the Everything everywhere at once actress, 61, snubbed Stone, 35, by giving the Oscar to Lawrence, 33, first. Yeoh took to Instagram on Monday to clear up any confusion about the moment.

According to the Crouching tiger, hidden dragon actress wanted Stone to share the Oscar, for which Yeoh won last year EERAO — with her best friend, Lawrence.

“Congratulations Emma!! I confused you but I wanted to share that glorious moment of handing Oscar to you with your best friend Jennifer!! She reminded me of my Bae Jamie Lee Curtis β™₯️✨ was always there for each other !! 😘 😘😘,” Yeoh wrote her message.

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With the sweet and explanatory caption, Yeoh added a carousel of photos of her hugging Stone on stage, the two actresses together with Lawrence during the hilarious moment and a photo of the entire Best Actress team – including Jessica Lange, Charlize Theron And Sally Field — after Stone's victory.

In the comments, fans and followers praised Yeoh for her sweet gesture and thanked her for adding some much-needed clarity to the moment – ​​which thousands shared online in an effort to stoke beef.

β€œπŸ˜­β€οΈ,” replied The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes actress Rachel Zegler.

“Thanks for the clarification! That was the most beautiful gesture from you to make Emma's big moment even more special by including her best friend Jennifer Lawrence. Thank you, Michelle!!! You are such an amazing person and talented actress,” wrote one fan.

“Our world is not worthy of your presence! Passing on the Oscar so she can share that moment with her friend, what an insight so many others would overlook,” another added.

For those who say Yeoh's Instagram post still wasn't enough to ease their doubts, photos and videos backstage from Hollywood's biggest night also show the two actresses embracing after the special moment.

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The semi-awkward exchange also didn't stop Stone from giving an impassioned speech following her win for playing Bella Baxter in Yorgos Lanthimos' Poor things. After walking to the front of the room after a moment of pure shock at her victory, the Easy A star hilariously showed off her ripped dress and thanked her cast, crew and husband Dave McCary for their support.

Furthermore, she used her appearance in front of millions of eyes to call her daughter, Louise Jean, over quotes Taylor Swift – another of her best friends – to find the right words to show her love.

'And, most importantly, my daughter, who will be three in three days and has made our lives technically colorful. I love you bigger than all the sky, my girl,” she said, referencing the lyrics of Swift's song β€œBigger Than the Whole.” Sky.”

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