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    #OscarsSoWhite has kicked up a lot of controversy over the past two years, but people of color have been acting in and making great films for a long time. What do you think are the most overlooked or snubbed POC performances or films of all time?

    For example, I think the Oscars really screwed up by not giving a nod to Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s performance in Beyond the Lights.

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    skylerbound
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    Gong Li for a couple of performances and Tang Wei(lust/Caution). But the academy doesn’t even consider East Asian actors at all so…

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    Andrew Carden
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    Norma Aleandro, “The Official Story”
    Pam Grier, “Jackie Brown”
    Michael B. Jordan, “Creed”
    Gong Li, “Farewell, My Concubine”
    Claudia McNeil, “A Raisin in the Sun”
    Eddie Murphy, “The Nutty Professor”
    Beah Richards, “Beloved”
    Oprah Winfrey, “Beloved”

    Among others

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    TerenceFletcher
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    I second Gugu Mbatha-Raw in Beyond the Lights. Such an unexpected but excellent performance.

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    Rev Scott
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    Right off the  top of my head

    David Oyelowo, Selma
    Don Cheadle, Devil in a Blue Dress
    Sandra Oh, Sideways
    Samuel L. Jackson, Jungle Fever, The Hateful Eight
    Harry Lennix, Titus
    Al Freeman, Jr., Malcolm X
    Lupe Ontiveros, Chuck & Buck  

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    Michael Norris
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    David Oyelowo- Selma

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    Eddy Q
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    Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dirty Pretty Things
    Don Cheadle – Devil in a Blue Dress
    Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis, Ex Machina (he is technically a POC, right?)
    Mieko Harada – Ran (NSFC Supporting Actress of 1985)
     

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Zhang Ziyi
    “Memoirs of a Geisha”

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    M H
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    Misty Upham, Frozen River

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    Morgan Freeman in Seven

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    Gugu Mbatha-Raw in “Belle”
    David Oyelowo in “Selma”
    Doona Bae in “Cloud Atlas” 
    Samuel L. Jackson in “Django Unchained”
    Oscar Isaac in “Ex Machina”
    Eddie Murphy in “Trading Places”
     

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    Of all time? I’m not sure but off the top of my head, I’m a little surprised the momentum and love for ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ didn’t push Zhang Ziyi’s brilliant performance to anything that year.

    Was the last East Asian actor to be nominated really Ken Watanabe?

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    Riley
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    Lately: Dwight Henry, Idris Elba, Oscar Isaac (twice), Michael B. Jordan

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    nkb325
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    Agree with a lot of the ones mentioned already (particularly Dwight Henry, Michael B Jordan, and Norma Aleandro)

    Just a couple that haven’t been mentioned:
    Dev Patel – Slumdog Millionaire
    Thandie Newton – Crash

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    Eduardo Galhardo
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    My list...

    1. David Oyelowo in “Selma” (2014)

    2. Abraham Attah in “Beasts of No Nation” (2015)

    3. Ziyi Zhang in “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005)

    4. Idris Elba in “Beasts of No Nation” (2015)

    5. Hye-ja Kim in “Madeo” (2009)

    6. Danny Glover in “The Color Purple” (1985)

    7. Michelle Yeoh in “Who hu Can Long” (2000)

    8. Oscar Isaac in “Ex Machina” (2015)

    9. Thandie Newton in “Crash” (2004)

    10. Samuel L. Jackson in “Django Unchained” (2012)

    Note: @BabyClyde call me attention to the fact that i put Björk‘s performance in “Dancer in the Dark” as a contender on this list so i replaced her for Hye-ja-Kim.

     

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