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Oscar nominations are finally here, and Asian actors are finally getting the recognition they deserve

Asian representation has been lacking within Hollywood for years, with the exception of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) and Parasite (2019) which won Best Picture during last year's Academy Awards.

Actori Steven Yeun attend ChefDance at Sundance Night 4 with Chef Shawn McClain on January 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah.

(Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for ChefDance)

Award shows don't always have the best reputation for being diverse and inclusive. In fact, they're notorious for it. But over the years, there's been a slight growth in progress towards representation, starting with the Golden Globes in February, where three out of five filmmakers nominated for Best Director were women. Joining in ranks are the 93rd Academy Awards, in which nominations were revealed Monday morning.

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