It’s that time of the year again: Oscars season is officially amongst us. With all of the official nominations coming out on Jan. 24, there’s been a few films and nominee names that have stood out and caught the internet’s eye. Most prominent has to be Stephanie Hsu’ nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the 2022 film Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Seriously, Hsu nailed her character of Joy Wang/Jobu Tupaki in the movie (have you seen that viral audition tape?), and her fashion was pretty iconic too. It’s safe to say that fans are rejoicing over the news that Hsu was rightfully nominated for an Oscar for the role, especially after many believe she’s been snubbed of similar nominations in the past.
Everything Everywhere All At Once has attracted quite the spotlight, racking up 11 Oscar nominations in varying categories and two Golden Globe awards going out to the cast of the film. While some were fearful that Hsu would be robbed of an Oscar nomination all in all after not even being nominated for a Golden Globe award while her co-star Jamie Lee Curtis was, fans are evidently ecstatic for the actress. While she now sits as a nominee against Curtis, this time for the Oscar, many are joyful that Hsu is finally getting more well-deserved recognition for her role in the film. Not to mention, it’s her first Academy Award nomination, so this news is a pretty big deal.
Hsu’s Oscar nomination also makes history for the Academy Awards. For the first time ever, two Asian actresses, Hsu and Hong Chau (The Whale), have both been nominated in any acting category. While it’s always inspiring to watch as an actress gets the recognition they deserve, it’s even more moving to watch as they make history and break down stereotypes in the entertainment industry.
Let’s take a look at 14 of the best Twitter reactions to Hsu’s groundbreaking Oscar nomination.