Indian American comedian Aziz Ansari was accused of sexual misconduct Saturday by a Brooklyn-based photographer days after his history-making Golden Globes win for his performance in Master of None.
The alleged victim relayed her … Read more
It was hard to miss the unfamiliar women at the Golden Globes awards held Sunday. They were seated up front in seats usually reserved for Hollywood’s most well-known stars.
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By Ed Diokno
Despite some progress, AAPI actors are largely unrecognized by award shows.
The People’s Choice Awards kicked off the awards season last week with a handful of Asian American actors winning the fans’ affection.
This Sunday, the Golden Globe will be handing out accolades to the favorites as voted by the Hollywood Foreign … Read more
While much of the talk after the Oscar nominations was about the lack of minority nominees, TV has gone in the opposite direction, suggested columnist Neil Justin in the Star Tribune.
The CW announced in January a second season of Jane the Virgin which features an almost entirely Latino cast. The same day it’s … Read more
Comedian Margaret Cho called those offended by her sketches as a North Korean general on the Golden Globes “racist”, in an interview with Emil Guillermo for his blog for AALDEF, the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund.
The response came after a question from Guillermo asking if she understood the backlash her sketch … Read more
Cho who portrayed an emotionless inscrutable North Korean general and journalist with thick accent told Buzz Feed her Korean ancestry gave her creative license.
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Unfortunately, her bit playing a North Korean journalist and army general certainly did not advance the cause of Asian American representation.
Reaction on Twitter from Asian Americans was largely negative.
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Although Asian Americans enjoy success on YouTube and Reality TV, you’d be hard pressed to find many successful Asian American professionals in Hollywood. In a recent Huffington Post piece written by Vietnamese American author, Andrew Lam, describes this “bamboo ceiling” in Hollywood, where discrimination, stereotypes and exclusion are the norm for Asians.
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Filipino American composer Bobby Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson enjoyed the Golden Globes Sunday night despite not winning in the category of Best Original Song, reports Broadway World.
The couple received the nomination for their song Let It Go from the hit Disney animated musical, Frozen.
“It’s incredible, I know that there aren’t that … Read more