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Some Italian Americans Aren’t Applauding Alan Yang’s Remarks

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Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari pose for photographers after winning their Emmys

Photo by ABC

By Ed Diokno

 

Alan Yang, who with his co-writer Aziz Ansara, won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy last Sunday, is under fire from some Italian Americans.

 

While trying to make a point about the lack of representation of AAPI in the entertainment industry, while receiving his Emmy,
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Master of None Wins an Emmy for Outstanding Writing

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By Ed Diokno

Diversity – racial, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle – was threaded throughout the Emmy awards show Sunday night – from the opening monologue by Jimmy Kimmel to the series of awards to actors of color.starting with the Outstanding Writing for a Comedy, won by Ansari Aziz and Alan Wang for

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Aziz Ansari & Alan Yang to be Honored at Asian Pacific American Award Dinner

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Alan Yang & Aziz Ansari

Alan Yang & Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang will be honored by the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies at its annual awards gala on May 4.

Ansari and Yang will receive the Vision Award for their work breaking barriers in entertainment. The two currently work on the Netflix’ Master of None Read more

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CAAMFest 2016 Is a Huge Celebration of Asian and Asian American Films and Videos

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Sung Kang

Fast & Furious’ Sung Kang talks about his career.

By Ed Diokno

 

For those who love film and video, this weekend you can be in your glory. CAAMFest presents a 10-day smorgasbord of documentaries, home movies, personalities, shorts and feature films from the US and from Asia,

Formerly the San Francisco International Asian American

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Variety: Master of None Renewed for Second Season

posted by Randall

Masters of None
 
The first of several television programs with Asian Americans in lead roles has been renewed for another season.
 
Netflix has announced it will bring back Master of None starring Aziz Ansari for a second season in 2017, reported Variety.
 
Ansari created the program about his life as a single Indian American … Read more

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Variety to Hollywood: Shame on Us

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Variety Shame on Us Headline

By Ed Diokno

Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes at Comic Con San Diego 2009

 

Just when it appears that Hollywood is going to make some serious movement towards diversity, along comes the announcement that Joseph Fiennes is going to play Michael Jackson in a movie.

 

Really? When I mentioned the need for creative casting in an … Read more

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South Asian Americans & East Asian Americans bonded Together by Immigrant Experience in ‘Masters of None’

posted by Randall

Aziz Ansari

Alan Yang

Alan Yang is the show runner for Master of None

Since launching a pan Asian American website, I have become increasingly aware that a cultural and even political divide exists among East Asian Americans and South Asian Americans.

One comment I too often see is that South Asian Americans have little in common culturally with … Read more

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Aziz Ansari’s Masters of None Released on Netflix

posted by Randall

Masters of None

Subscribers of Netflix may be wise to check out Aziz Ansari’s Masters of None.

The 10-episode first season is being released today and is already generating buzz among critics.

Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 100% fresh rating based on 27 reviews from TV critics and 49 reviews from fans.

Masters of None looks at … Read more

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Wrap: Aziz Ansari to Play Lead in TV’s ‘Master of None’

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Aziz AnsariAziz Ansari will become one of the few Asian Americans playing a lead role on television when his new show Master of None debuts on Netflix.

He’ll play Dev, a young actor in New York and a character somewhat based on his own life.

The 10-episode comedy which debuts in November will explore issues of … Read more

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