- Steven Yeun
- First first
- United States ()
The first Asian-American to be nominated for the Best Actor Oscar is Steven Yeun (South Korea), who was nominated for his role in Minari (USA), on 15 March 2021.
Steven was born in Seoul, moving first to Canada before settling with his family in the United States. He was nominated for his starring turn in Minari (USA), in which he plays Jacob Yi, the patriarch of a Korean family that immigrates to the US in the 1980s.