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
Aziz Ansari received an Emmy nomination this morning for best actor in a comedy for his work in Master of None, along with nominations for outstanding writing and outstanding directing in a comedy series for his parents episode which featured his real life parents. Master of None also received a nomination for best comedy series.… Read more
Two Filipino Americans are up for Emmys for best original song, reports ABS CBN.
Filipino American Darren Criss wrote the finale for the show Glee.
Since leaving Glee, he has gone on to perform on Broadway appearing as Hedwig Robinson in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Robert Lopez and his … Read more
That buzz is starting to look more and more like it could become reality.
The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed Wu as part of its series of interviews … Read more
The film is directed by Marisa Aroy and features the role labor leaders Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz played in the historic movement.
“Growers like … Read more
Cary Fukunaga who won the Emmy for Best Director of a drama series won’t return as director for a second season of True Detective, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
It was the first Emmy for Fukunaga who has also directed Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre and Victoria para chino .
“This is awesome, and … Read more
Cary Fukunaga took home the Emmy last night for outstanding directing for his work in HBO’s True Detective.
According to IMDB, his father is Japanese and mother is Swedish. He was born in Oakland, CA.
Many on Twitter made note of his victory.
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Robert Lopez, fresh off his Oscar win last night with his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, remembered his Filipino roots, reports Interaksyon.
The Filipino American songwriter won for Best Original Song for Let It Go from the Disney hit, Frozen.
The win gave him an EGOT– the rare combination of having won an Emmy, Grammy, … Read more
Robert Lopez, composer of Best Original Song winner Let It Go, became the first Filipino American to win an Oscar tonight.
He is also just the 12th person to win all four major awards–an Academy, Grammy, Emmy and Tony.
The grand slam is known as an EGOT(Emmy, Oscar, Grammy & Tony).
Lopez won … Read more
There were so many tweets that the Huffington Post put together a slide show of some of them.