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Michelle Yeoh on historic Oscar nomination: 'It's not just me'

with her leading lady 1936 Oscar nominated Everything Everywhere All On Once, Michelle Yeoh Produced HISTORY As the first Asian actress to be nominated in this category and one of four Recognized Asian Actors this year (her co-stars Hsu Lijuan and Quan Kehui are also nominated, along with Hongzhou’s Whale ) .

Everything Everywhere All At Once with nomination total, Yang emphasized that this is because of the emotional core of the film: “We are a movie with such a great, loving, beating heart.” Small movies a lot of people relate to. I think that’s why we’re here today with all these nominations because we just got an outpouring of love — it’s such a healing process. Not just in the movies, but [For] our viewers, as they go on this journey with this crazy woman named Evelyn Wong.”

leading to LONG ROAD FOR EEAAOOscarsglory won’t be in Lost on Yeoh, the year old Malaysian-born star in America for her role in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is known for iconic roles in films such as*) and Crazy Rich Asians. “It took a long time. But I don’t think it’s just me,” she told The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday after the nominations were announced . “Right now, all the time, I have Asians coming up to me and saying, ‘You can do this, you’re doing it for us.'” It’s like, ‘I get it. I totally understand. All the while, they were not recognized, and their voices were not heard. ”

She continued, “I have been in the film industry for 60 year. When you get the approval of your peers, everything is like the cherry on the cake. But the reason you make films and show your kids to the world is because you want stories to be told, and you want people to understand, whether it’s your culture, whether it’s some really poignant stories, or important stories, to be told. I think this is beyond my scope. It represents a lot of people who want to be seen that way, sit at the table and say, ‘I’m valuable too, and I need to be seen too. ‘”

Ahead of a wildly successful awards season, she shares her fears of all the buzz on the morning of the Oscars Not even a voice could win film’s top honor: “I’m so glad I got the nomination. Otherwise hell, man, I don’t know what to do. When they called, I thought ‘if they don’t call my name, what am I going to say to the people who trust me so much? ’ It’s been my nightmare these two days because it could happen, right? How do I get out of that door? All these disappointed Asian faces looking: ‘Why don’t you do this for us? ‘”

while others think 1936 Actress nominee Merle Oberon (for The Dark Angel) the first Asian nominee, she didn’t identify as such, and hid her heritage to pass on as white. Only one actress of color has ever won this category to date – Halle Berry Monster’s Ball was 11 years ago. Talking about her history of nominating Asian actresses Speaking of sex, she said: “We know a lot more actresses than I do myself. So, this is for them. I stand on their shoulders. I thank them for paving the way for me to get here. ”

added, “My phone is totally bananas from Hong Kong, Asia and China. They’re all calling because they’re so ecstatic about me and the fact that, you know, it’s the first Asian guy who’s got a chance to get on there. ” 1235308034

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