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Ke Huy Quan & Michelle Yeoh in contention for Oscar nominations

Two Asian American veteran actors may be among those receiving coveted Oscar nominations, according to predictions released by Gold Derby.

Everything Everywhere All at Once stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan are among the early favorites.

Gold Derby lists Quan in the lead for getting a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. It would be a magnificent comeback story for Quan who first gained fame as a child actor in both Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984 and The Goonies the following year.

Quan could be just the second Asian actor to win in this category with Haing S. Ngor being the other for The Killing Fields in 1984.

However, he stopped acting in the late 1990s due to a lack of opportunities. He chose, instead, to work behind the scenes as a stunt coordinator and assistant director until his return to the big screen in Everything Everywhere.

According to Gold Derby, Quan’s co-star Yeoh is in a three-way race for the top spot in the Best Actress category. She’s battling Cate Blanchett (Tar) for the lead with Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans) a close third.

Yeoh has been steadily appearing on the big screen since the 1980s, but seems to be drawing a lot of critical acclaim of late as it seems the Hollywood media is just discovering what a wonderful actress she is.

13 experts polled by Gold Derby predict Blanchett will win in this category with 5 giving the nod to Yeoh. However 21 experts believe Yeoh will be nominated in this category versus 20 for Blanchett.

The Oscar nominations will be officially announced in late January.

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