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  • Anonymous
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    Since the Oscars don’t want to ever nominate an East Asian as a lead, due to racism, I went back and found all the ones Bafta and HFPA found acceptable enough. 
    Though it’s a bit pathetic that half of them are between 56-61. Most of the rest star Zhang Ziyi, who’s obviously amazing and the only actor under 70 with 3 Bafta noms but no Oscar noms.

    Anyway…which is the best? 

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    Anonymous
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    Thank you for this poll! I have to see some of these before I form an opinion! But it’s a good topic, so thanks! 

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Queen Zhang Ziyi

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    babypook
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    Omg I’ve seen every single one of these!

    Hard to choose one, but ultimately I went with Shimura (Ikiru), in a film which changed me at a cellular level. A film which, I didnt think anyone had seen..

    Lots of omissions up there. Tons.

    Thank you!

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    DD
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    It’s truly shameful that no Asian actor has ever received a lead Oscar nomination. And how many Asians have been nominated/won in supporting? Umeki? Wantanabe? Ngor? Anyone else?

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    babypook
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    It’s truly shameful that no Asian actor has ever received a lead Oscar nomination. And how many Asians have been nominated/won in supporting? Umeki? Wantanabe? Ngor? Anyone else?

    Darrin!

    Nope. Not as actors. Hailee Steinfeld (Philipino) was the last one who had a shot.

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    Rooney Moore
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    #216738

    These are only East Asians though. There were some Asian lead nominees in history. There is a wiki page. You can look it up from there.

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    Riley
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    Was unaware of how much more receptive the Globes and BAFTA have been to east Asians.

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    Andrew Eng
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    I’d go with Michelle Yeoh. She was absoutely superb in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. At least BAFTA nominated her even if the Oscars didn’t. It’ll be great to see her in the sequel two weeks from now on Netflix. If it somehow lives up to the original, I hope Netflix (and Weinstein, who is a producer) will campaign for her. 

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    dsps84
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    Ziyi got the BAFTA nod, not Yeoh.

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    Andrew Eng
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    Actress in a Leading Role in 2001

    Yeoh did get nominated in lead. Ziyi got nominated in supporting. 

    Actress in a Supporting Role in 2001

     

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    Baby Clyde
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    #216743

    It’s truly shameful that no Asian actor has ever received a lead Oscar nomination. And how many Asians have been nominated/won in supporting? Umeki? Wantanabe? Ngor? Anyone else?

    Rinko Kikuchi.

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    ankehuber
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    I have always been a fan of Maggie Cheung’s career !… AMAZING ACTRESS curiously never nominated for a Globe, a SAG, a BAFTA or an Oscar ????

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    streepfan
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    Kueh ya lei was superb in Eat Drink Man Woman

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    Andrew Carden
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    Fantastic poll. I actually went with Umeki. I think she’s far more interesting in “Flower Drum Song” than in her Oscar-winning “Sayonara” turn.

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