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2019 Oscar Nominations: Overseas Chinese that Won

The Oscars premiered February 24th and these overseas Chinese actually won!


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The Oscars premiered February 24th and these overseas Chinese actually won!

  1. 1 Domee Shi in Disney Pixar’s “Bao”

    Disney's Pixar

    Writer, director, and storyboard artist, Domee Shi (nationality: Canadian, Hometown: Chongqing, China) took home an Oscar in the Animated Short Category for her work on Disney Pixar’s “Boa”. 

    Bao is a heart-warming story about a Chinese mom dealing with an empty nest after her adult son leaves home. In a Pinocchio-style twist, she gets a second chance at motherhood when her dumpling springs to life. 

    Domee Shi beat the following movies in her category:

  2. 2 Jimmy Chin & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi in National Geographic’s “Free Solo”

    National Geographic

    There were THREE overseas Chinese nominated for Oscars in the Best Documentary Feature category. 

    In the end, power couple, Jimmy Chin (Nationality: American, Parents: Chinese) and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (Nationality: American, Mother’s Hometown: Hong Kong), took home an Oscar for their work in National Geographic’s “Free Solo”.  

    Free Solo is the amazing story of a free soloist climber, Alex Honnold. In the documentary, Honnold prepares for his lifelong dream: climbing the 3,200 ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park WITHOUT A ROPE. 

    Chin and Vasarhelyi are the perfect couple to capture Honnold's amazing feat. Chin is a world-renowned photographer and mountaineer; Vasarhelyi is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. 


    Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi  beat the following movies in her category:


    What do you think about these Oscar winners? Drop your comments in the comment section.


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