Michelle Yeoh deletes Instagram post that may have violated Oscar rules 1 week ago

Michelle Yeoh deletes Instagram post that may have violated Oscar rules

She is up for Best Actress at this Sunday's Academy Awards.

Everything Everywhere All At Once actress Michelle Yeoh may have broken Academy rules with a now-deleted Instagram post. On Tuesday, Yeoh shared a screengrab from a Vogue article which details a lack of diversity at the Oscars, as the last non-white Best Actress winner was Halle Berry for Monster's Ball way back in 2001.


There was also an excerpt on how Cate Blanchett - Yeoh's biggest competition at this years' Oscars, thanks to her role in Tár - has already won two Academy Awards, and to paraphrase, maybe doesn't really need a third? The Vogue article follows this up by saying:

"Meanwhile, for Yeoh, an Oscar would be life-changing: her name would forever be preceded by the phrase 'Academy Award winner,' and it should result in her getting meatier parts, after a decade of being criminally underused in Hollywood."

As previously mentioned, Yeoh has since deleted this Instagram post, with some believing it may be down to the fact that it could be seen as violating Academy rules. As per the Daily Beast, one of the Academy's rules states in regard to references to other nominees: "Any tactic that singles out 'the competition' by name or titles is expressly forbidden."

At the time of writing, the Academy has not commented on the issue, but as of this week, Yeoh isn't the only one potentially getting into trouble in the final days leading up to Oscar Sunday.


The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) has called on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to review eligibility of Top Gun: Maverick, claiming that the film has alleged ties to a Russian oligarch. In a recent report by the Los Angeles Times, the Tom Cruise-fronted blockbuster is reported to have funding ties to Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian oligarch who has been sanctioned by Ukraine.

According to the report, Rybolovlev's involvement with the movie was not made public knowledge, but the UWC claims that his involvement is why Top Gun: Maverick fails to mention Russia as being the antagonist nation within the story. At the time of writing, the Academy has also not commented on this issue.

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