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    TrumpBiden
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    Maybe a bit of a controversial topic, but I was honestly really shocked.

    Some of the best performances last year came from the Parasite cast, but also The Farewell. The fact nobody got a nomination really struck me in an odd way. I remember the BAFTA’s doing the same, but no way would I have seen it coming from the Oscars.

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    Aside from the whole done to death conversation about the racist Oscars (I believe it, but search Google and you can find entire novels about this topic), parasite suffered from the ensemble/”vote splitting” as the entire cast was exceptional. For Farewell, A24 f*ckin sucks at campaigning nowadays and they basically killed Awkwafina/Shuzhen’s chances. Shame, as I thought Shuzhen and the Parasite ladies gave the best supporting performances of the year.
    Speaking of A24, the company is the biggest reason why I have some doubts of Youn yuh-jung getting an Oscar nom this year.

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    We’ve seen in the past how hard it can be for Asian performers to land Oscar nominations. Just ask the casts of The Last Emperor, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Letters From Iwo Jima, and Slumdog Millionaire. I think had last season not been so unnecessarily truncated, Awkwafina at least would’ve made the Best Actress lineup thanks to her Golden Globe win.

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    We’ve seen in the past how hard it can be for Asian performers to land Oscar nominations. Just ask the casts of The Last Emperor, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Letters From Iwo Jima, and Slumdog Millionaire. I think had last season not been so unnecessarily truncated, Awkwafina at least would’ve made the Best Actress lineup thanks to her Golden Globe win.

    Funny how BAFTA used to be be cool and properly nominated the Crouching Tiger cast. I do think the Slumdog performances were mediocre/average at best though. BAFTA nominated Patel for slumdog though. Lol

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    Asian actors have to combat two things the precieved sameness if their physical appearance and the inherent strangeness of their ethnic names.

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    It’s kind of weird, because last year I traveled to Taiwan for about a month and I literally noticed by the end of the trip how different everyone looked. I’m having more issues now trying to differentiate white men with beard.

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    This is so upsetting to me. I am not of East Asian descent but when there are worthy performances constantly ignored, it just drives me insane.

    I honestly believe that there is no expectation for Asian descent performers to get nominated so no one votes for them.

    But, I find it funny that Hollywood now depends on the Asian market to post their billion dollar headlines…

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    I don’t really know how to say this but I think Korean naming customs are so foreign to Americans that they have a hard time remembering their names?

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    Maybe because they weren’t good enough?

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    Maybe because they weren’t good enough?

    Half of the nominees from last year were not “good enough.”

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    Awkwafina, Zhao Shuzhen and The Farewell’s shutout in general was truly disgusting. Crazy Rich Asians also deserved some love the year prior.

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    Not even going into the shutout of THE FAREWELL, I think that the fact that a movie that ended up receiving the groundswell of passion that PARASITE did should’ve easily translated into acting noms.

    Sure, they may have won SAG ensemble but you cannot watch PARASITE and think “God, if only there was a performance as good as Laura Dern’s in MARRIAGE STORY”. Simply put, most of the nominees in any of the acting categories were less worthy when compared to the PARASITE cast, particularly Song Kang Ho, Cho Yeo jeong, Park So dam, and Lee Jung eun.

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    Not even going into the shutout of THE FAREWELL, I think that the fact that a movie that ended up receiving the groundswell of passion that PARASITE did should’ve easily translated into acting noms. Sure, they may have won SAG ensemble but you cannot watch PARASITE and think “God, if only there was a performance as good as Laura Dern’s in MARRIAGE STORY”. Simply put, most of the nominees in any of the acting categories were less worthy when compared to the PARASITE cast, particularly Song Kang Ho, Cho Yeo jeong, Park So dam, and Lee Jung eun.

    I CACKLED lmao you all know I love Dern in that role, but of course I agree. The cast of Parasite should’ve filled half of the nominee slots and I reckon they should’ve won both Supporting categories, if not more…

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    If there are no nominees from the cast of Minari, I will start a #oscarshateasians campaign. I do not care who agrees or disagrees with it!!!

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    The lack of Asian acting representation last year was shameful. There’s really no excuse why none of the Parasite cast were snubbed. Or why Awkwafina & Zhao Shuzhen didn’t receive nods for The Farewell. Hell, even Constance Wu deserved more love for Hustlers.

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