How the Asian wave at the 2023 Oscars could diversify the Asian stories told on screen

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The Seattle Times

Ke Huy Quan, his voice trembling with emotion, accepted his best supporting actor award from the Screen Actors Guild on Feb. 26 with a moving speech. “When I stepped away from acting, it was because there were so few opportunities,” he said. “And now, tonight, here we are, celebrating James Hong, Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Hong Chau, Harry Shum Jr. … The landscape looks so different now than before.” Quan, who is Vietnamese American, won for his performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” the trippy metaverse dramedy that led both the total Oscar nominations this year (with 11 tot…

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