When the Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 22, we’ll see whether the blockbuster romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians gives Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) her long-awaited shot at an Academy Award. If Yeoh gets a supporting actress nod this year, she will be only the sixth actress of Asian descent ever to be nominated in the history of the Academy. Crazy Rich Asians made more than $236 million at the worldwide box office so far. The film’s all-Asian cast – the first in a major Hollywood production since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club, which if you’re doing the math at home, is a mind-boggling 25-year gap – is credited with making Crazy Rich Asians the biggest rom-com release in a decade. “It is very, very empowering,” Yeoh has said of the film’s success, but how will that translate into gold and golden opportunity? Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.
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