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‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’s Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu & Ke Huy Quan On Making Oscar History: Now Asian Actors “Know That They Have A Seat At The Table”

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When 11 Oscar nominations came in for Everything Everywhere All at Once on Tuesday morning, putting it at the head of the pack, the film’s lead, Michelle Yeoh, was on a Zoom watching together with directors The Daniels and her co-star Ke Huy Quan.

In that moment, Yeoh made history as the first self-identifying Asian lead actress nominee in Academy history (Merle Oberon was nominated in 1939 but her heritage was concealed).

Speaking with Deadline following the news, Yeoh said, “I think what I, “What it means to me, is all those Asians out there go, ‘You see, it’s possible.

If she can do it, I can freaking well do it as well.’ That is the most important thing. I’m very ordinary. I just work very hard.

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