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‘The Farewell’s’ and ‘Parasite’s’ acting snubs continue the Oscars’ neglect of Asian performers

‘The Farewell’s’ and ‘Parasite’s’ acting snubs continue the Oscars’ neglect of Asian performers

Awkwafina made Golden Globes history, but she didn’t make Oscar history on Monday. A week after becoming the first Asian winner of the Best Comedy/Musical Actress Golden Globe, the star missed out on Best Actress Oscar nomination for “The Farewell” — and thus the chance to be the first Asian-American nominee in the category.

The rapper-turned-actress, who was in fifth place in our odds, would’ve also been the first performer of East Asian descent to be nominated in the category and the first Asian Best Actress nominee since Merle Oberon for 1935’s “The Dark Angel.” Oberon was of Indian descent.

Awkwafina’s co-star Zhao Shuzhen, sixth in our odds, was also Mia in the supporting category (“The Farewell” was blanked altogether). Meanwhile, six-time nominee “Parasite” failed to score an acting nomination despite a valiant campaign for supporting actor Song Kang Ho, who was also in fifth in our odds,

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