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    After the “Moonlight” victory, we talk about the new age of cinema. We talk about open-minded voters and diversity. For some reason I don’t buy it just yet.

    We see more colors now, but we still only see black and white. I know Asian actors don’t really speak up for themselves and they have their own industry, but should this matter at all? Shouldn’t diversity means all kind? It should mean that all races and type of performers deserve a chance.

    The topic title says it all. Only three Asian actors have ever won an Oscar. That’s ridiculously lame and the Academy should work on that.

    This year all my hope is in Hong Chau. What do you think guys? Can she score a nomination in a category which only had five Asian Oscar nominees in the history of the Academy Awards?

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    I feel like Riz Ahmed and Dev Patel are bound to be Oscar winners eventually. I’m a huge Frieda Pinto fan so hopefully she gets a good veichle one day and can get an Oscar nom or win. Hong Chau does seem like the only possibility this year though.

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    Honey
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    I know Asian actors don’t really speak up for themselves and they have their own industry, but should this matter at all?  

    damn I didn’t know they just have to publicly say I want an Oscar in order to get recognized like what white and black folks do.

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    I know Asian actors don’t really speak up for themselves and they have their own industry, but should this matter at all?

    damn I didn’t know they just have to publicly say I want an Oscar in order to get recognized like what white and black folks do.

    I said the same thing. It shouldn’t matter. But some think they don’t speak up for themselves as loudly. I’ve had arguments like this before that’s why I mentioned in my post.

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    Eddy Q
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    There was in fact one other Asian winner, Linda Hunt in The Year of Living Dangerously. 😉

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    Miles
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    I still don’t understand where this buzz for Hong Chau is coming from. Does she have a great part? I still feel like there’s something I don’t know.

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    Dave Wong
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    Dev Patel-Likely He seems to choose wisely
    Rinko -Yeah No
    As for my pick I would want Maggie Cheung. I remember in the 2000s she did a lot arthouse stuff and I felt she deserved a nomination.

    "We will always have Paris"

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    The closest have been Ziyi Zhang, Rinko Kikichi (though how close really with the Academy just bothering to invite her for membership this year SMDH), and Dev Patel. Maybe there’s some undeniable unknown out there who will eventually make history? That’s the more likely scenario, I think.

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    SayMyName
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    I’m so hopeful about Sandra Oh. That woman can act, just give her a damn movie!

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    Honey
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    If the Western audience actually cared to watch Asian movies, the #2 BBC film of the 21st century, In the Mood For Love, would’ve won best foreign language and Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung would’ve swept all the Critics awards harder than Casey affleck/Cate Blanchett Sweep.

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    damn I didn’t know they just have to publicly say I want an Oscar in order to get recognized like what white and black folks do.

    Hollywood is a American industry and those who control it and the Academy responds to the American way of speaking up for oneself. If your group or community sees that as undignified you can quietly continue being ignored.

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    damn I didn’t know they just have to publicly say I want an Oscar in order to get recognized like what white and black folks do.

    Hollywood is a American industry and those who control it and the Academy responds to the American way of speaking up for oneself. If your group or community sees that as undignified you can quietly continue being ignored.

    well damn, maybe if not every Hollywood role for an Asian is an awkward Doctor/lawyer/engineer who can’t get laid and have an unwaken mastery of kungfu/karate/tae kwan do or a video game master, they’d want their shit to actually get nominated and be more vocal about it. And yes they can be above a role if it’s just playing a negative stereotype. Maybe they take their skills overseas and hit the foreign markets with roles that have actual substance and Americans just aren’t open to films not in English. (There is quite a number of notable Asian music stars who are from America) Doesn’t mean they need to go make videos telling people the academy snubbed their man and advise people to go on a career suicide all for a damn trophy which I guess is the American way?

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    I think television is really helping in creating good roles for Asian actors that will hopefully  influence movies. Once the writers actually create good roles for the talent, then they will get more Oscar regcognition.

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    Sandra Oh is insanely talented, and she deserves a big Oscar vehicle. So do many others. Riz Ahmed, Rinko Kikuchi, Meera Syal, John Cho and Constance Wu are comedic geniuses, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Kimiko Glenn. I’m not a huge fan of Mindy Kaling or Dev Patel (at least I’d be happy for the former, but I just don’t see why Patel gets the praise he does. The only thing I’ve ever liked him in is Skins, he’s very talented comedically)

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    Hong Chau is officially in the race! Good luck, Hong!

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