Simu Liu wins People's Choice Award and says he's glad he didn't work in finance
Simu Liu just took home the 2021 People's Choice Award for Action Movie Star, and the internet is totally loving it.
We here in Toronto couldn't be more proud of our literal hometown hero, who's gone on quite a journey from starring in locally-based Kim's Convenience to becoming the main character in Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Holy crap pic.twitter.com/eBOI2NC1fD— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) December 8, 2021
Simu Liu himself was tweeting the night of the ceremony, writing "Holy crap."
I know you are all psyched about my awards but I just hugged Tom Hiddleston and I'm still in shock— Simu Liu (刘思慕) (@SimuLiu) December 8, 2021
He also tweeted after winning and hugging fellow winner Tom Hiddleston, "I just hugged Tom Hiddleston and I'm still in shock."
ANOTHER MANIFESTATION HAPPENED OK KING I'M SO PROUD OF H pic.twitter.com/VdoU3a7yUi— xialing's gf (real) ♡ (@simusays) December 8, 2021
(He actually manifested it. Apparently that does work for him.)
There were also photos of him getting cozy with Dwayne Johnson at the ceremony.
In his speech, he emphasized the importance of giving yourself permission to follow your dreams, saying he never would have made it to this point if he had continued on his early path in finance which he didn't love.
He also referenced the 1970s origins of the concept for the Shang-Chi movie, saying a lot of work was done to make this much more than just an action movie.
@SimuLiu CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD!!!— KateAshlynnMcGowan (@KScott622) December 8, 2021
It was the 47th year of the People's Choice Awards, the 2021 ceremony taking place on Dec. 7.
Simu Liu won a people’s choice award, I can sleep peacefully tonight— Julia Roy (@julia_mroy) December 8, 2021
Simu Liu fans that were on the edge of their seats can rest easy knowing he'd won.
@SimuLiu won a People's Choice Award and I couldn't be any happier! Asian representation 🥺❤️— 阿德里 🎄 (@AdrianaChenB) December 8, 2021
People have also been tweeting that this award is a major win for Asian representation.
People's Choice Awards? More like Rigged Choice Awards. (Except for Shang-Chi and Simu.)— santa baby lizzie. (@elzbtholsvn) December 8, 2021
Even someone who wasn't so satisfied with the awards in general was happy about the win for Liu.
Marvel was feasting in the people's choice awards. Loki was show, BW best movie, shang chi best action movie, and Simu Liu, Tom Hiddleston, and scarlet Johanson won best actor awards for them.— Bruh_ItsDonut (@DonnyChangChhim) December 8, 2021
Marvel fans were stoked in general, however, as Marvel cleaned up at the awards: along with Liu and Hiddleston, Loki and Black Widow also got lots of recognition, Scarlett Johansson also receiving an award.
tom hiddleston and simu liu winning people's choice awards is making me badly emotional.— ⧗ isabella ᗢ (taylor's version) (@isagcolsa) December 8, 2021
Fans of Liu and Marvel are pretty dedicated, so they can be forgiven for freaking out a bit.
Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings wins for People's Choice for Action Movie!!! Ah!!! So excited for @SimuLiu and the rest of the cast! I am so ridiculously excited, I was scared to hope that they would win, but I am so proud that they did! Hollywood, are you paying attention?!?! pic.twitter.com/xfblhoYpvL— Erin Vahey-Worthing (@EVaheyWorthing) December 8, 2021
While it's a win for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it also makes you wonder what else could be possible for Liu in Hollywood.
Join the conversation Load comments