The Oscars haven’t always been known for their inclusivity (remember when #OscarsSoWhite was trending a few years ago?) and while the voting body have tried to remedy their past wrongs, recognition for Asian and Asian American creatives is still sorely missing.
Since 2016, the share of voting members who are people of colour has doubled but the fact remains that Asian representation in the US film industry is woefully lacking whether on-screen, behind the camera or in the editing room.
There are a handful of Asian directors, actors and creatives that have broken the mold and achieved success at the Academy Awards despite the barriers to entry. In a bid to get more traction for Asian people in the field, we list them out these inspiring individuals below: