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Michelle Yeoh Says Crouching Tigher Actors Didn’t Get Enough Recognition

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Michelle Yeoh recently compared the reception between her film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the more recent Crazy Rich Asians, Film News reports.

When it premiered, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon won 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, eventually taking home four wins. It won for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Art Direction, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography. The actors in the film, however, did not receive any awards or nominations.

“It does hurt inside, because you feel you are not validated as an actor. Your peers did not think your acting should be considered, even though your movie is considered for all these things.”

Yeoh has acknowledged that the props given to Asian actors since has improved over time. This can be seen in the Golden Globe nomination of Constance Wu for Best Actress in a Motion Picture and the nomination of the entire Crazy Rich Asians cast for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

“It feels like you’re being embraced. I think (that) embrace is not just for us alone. It’s almost for all the Asian actors that came before us and pushed us forwards.”

Two sequels for Crazy Rich Asians are currently in development.

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