Simu Liu Makes History as First Asian Canadian Actor Nominated for an Oscar

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Simu Liu, star of the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has made history as the first Asian Canadian actor to be nominated for an Oscar.

The 38-year-old actor, who is of Chinese descent, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the blockbuster film, which was released in 2021. He was one of only three Canadians nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category at the 93rd Academy Awards.

The nomination comes as a major breakthrough for Asian representation in Hollywood, and for Asian Canadians in particular. For decades, Asian Canadians have been underrepresented in the film and television industries, with few Asian Canadians being cast in major roles.

Simu Liu has been a vocal advocate for Asian Canadian representation in Hollywood, and his Oscar nomination is a major win for Asian Canadians. In an Instagram post, Liu wrote: “I am so incredibly honored and humbled to be a part of this moment. Representation matters. Asian representation matters.”

Liu’s nomination has been widely celebrated by Asian Canadians, and has sparked a conversation about the need for more diversity in Hollywood.

Liu’s nomination is a major milestone, but it is just the first step in the long road to true representation in the film and television industries. Asian Canadians, and all people of color, deserve to have their stories and experiences represented on screen, and Liu’s nomination is a sign that progress is being made.

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