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Awards Season Means the Return of the Anna Awards

posted by Randall
Rogue One

Best Picture goes to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story by casting three Asian actors in prominent roles. Above, the Rogue One crew didn’t include a single white male (See below).

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s award season for the entertainment industry and once again, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have mostly … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Constance Wu to Play Lead Role in “Crazy Rich Asians”

posted by Brittney Le

Constance WuWarner Bros. is holding negotiations with Constance Wu, star of Fresh Off the Boat, for the lead role in Crazy Rich Asians, reports  the Hollywood Reporter.

Many are excited for Wu to star in the film. She has already gained massive popularity from her role as Jessica Huang in ABC comedy Fresh Off Read more

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Memoirs Requested for Six Words Fresh Off the Boat Book

posted by Brittney Le

It's the year of the rat on Fresh Off the BoatSix Words Fresh Off the Boat: Stories of Immigration, Identity, and Coming to America will be a book full of six-word stories telling of the immigrant experience. 20th Century Fox Television, Larry Smith of Six-Word Memoirs, and Kingswell of Disney have partnered to create this crowd-sourced book project, reports JustMeans. The public is … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Constance Wu Slams Casey Affleck Oscar Nomination Amid Sexual Harassment Lawsuits

posted by Cathy Sun

Constance WuShould charges of sexual harassment disqualify someone from an Oscar nomination?

That’s what Fresh Off the Boat actress Constance Wu feels should have happened to Manchester by the Sea actor Casey Affleck, reported NBC Boston.  The actor settled two suits filed against him in 2010 by former co-workers.

Wu took to Twitter to criticize … Read more

Asian Americans

Proof Positive Asian American Pacific Islanders Came out Strong for Women’s March

posted by Randall

Women March on Washington

By Ed Diokno

On Jan. 20, Donald Trump was installed as President of the United States. On Day 2 of his administration, the country held a do-over and Trump – without the help of the Electoral College system –  came out on this short end.

 

The turnout – estimated to be about 2 million … Read more

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Asian Americans Banish the Quiet Stereotype

posted by Lisa Dinh
Asian American male model

An Asian American male model shatters the stereotype of AAPI men as unattractive and nerdy

Asian Americans are taking to the media, where they are often stereotyped as quiet and passive,  to boldly and bravely voice their dissenting opinions.

The Huffington Post recently outlined 10 instances when the community made headlines and shattered the silent … Read more

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Asian Americans Nominated for Golden Globe Awards

posted by Randall
Dev Patel

Dev Patel in ‘Lion’ was nominated as a supporting actor.

By Ed Diokno

Hailee Steinfeld and Dev Patel got shut out in the Critics Choice Awards, but they still have a chance for a Golden Globe Awards

 

It’s award-show season and Asian American actors are getting recognized, even if they don’t bring home the
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Asian Americans Represent at the Emmys

posted by Louis Chan
Randall Park and Constance Wu

Randall Park and Constance Wu of Fresh Off the Boat present at the 68th Emmy Awards

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Asian Americans entertainers were present both on stage and on the red carpet at the 68th Emmy Awards in Hollywood Sunday.

Contance Wu and Randall Park presented the awards for best guest actor … Read more

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Blog: Reaction to President Obama’s DNC Speech

posted by Randall

Barack Obama convention speech

By Ed Diokno

I really enjoy listening to skillful speakers who turn it into an art.  Wednesday night I heard three – perhaps four – speeches from the Democratic National Convention.

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg masterly destroyed Donald Trump and his supposed business acumen and exposed his hypocrisy toward foreign workers.

Vice President Joe Biden did

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DNC Notebook: AAPI Participants Passionately Involved in the Political Process

posted by Randall
Tulsi Gabbard nominates Bernie Sanders

Tulsi Gabbard walks onto the stage of the Democratic National Convention to nominate Bernie Sanders for President

By Ed Diokno

 

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard  (D-Hawaii) did get her moment at the Democratic National Convention when she nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders for President.
Gabbard was vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and butted heads with … Read more

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