"This year there were a few women roles that were really outstanding"
Michelle Yeoh has said female directors should have been nominated at the Oscars.
Crazy Rich Asians star Michelle Yeoh said in an E interview that she was “disappointed” that “no women directors [were] nominated” at the Oscars.
Speaking on the red carpet at the 2019 Oscars, Yeoh said films nominations should be inclusive of diversity but not solely dependent on it.
“I think this year there were a few women roles that were really outstanding. And we need more and more of them,” she said. “I was just disappointed that there were no women directors nominated. But it’s hard. Because it is so competitive. I think a lot of the time, let’s not nominate because we need to make up the numbers for the gender or for the diversity, we have to do it because the movie and all the characters speak for what it is.”
“And I think it is getting more and more diversified because there are more opportunities created,” she added. “That’s where it begins.”
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