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Steven Yeun is finally getting the recognition he deserves thanks to his role as Jacob Yi in Minari.

Not only did Yeun receive his first-ever Oscar nomination on March 15, he became the first Asian-American best actor nominee in Oscars history.

Miyoshi Umeki and Haing S. Ngor are currently the only Asian-American actors to win Oscars in the supporting actress and actor categories.

In the history of the Oscars, only five men of East or South Asian descent have been nominated for best actor.

This is a hard one for me,” Yeun previously told Variety about potentially making history with a nomination.

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