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Anna Awards Announced for AAPI Actors, Movies, TV and More

posted by Ed Diokno

 

‘The Big Sick’ has the honor of winning the 2018 Best Asian/American Movie Award.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

It’s awards season. The Golden Globes were just handed out. The writers, actors and directors will be handing out its yearly awards. The Grammys are coming soon, the Academy Awards will be announced.… Read more

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Michelle Yeoh Keeps Accent. Star Trek Discovery premieres Sunday
Sep 22, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Michelle Yeoh Keeps Accent. Star Trek Discovery premieres Sunday

Michelle Yeoh Keeps Accent. Star Trek Discovery premieres Sunday

posted by Ed Diokno

When people first hear Captain Philippa Georgiou speak, they’ll definitely notice her accent. That’s actress Michelle Yeoh’s real accent.
 
The Malaysian-born Yeoh said the producers and show runners of Star Trek Discovery, the latest iteration of the Star Trek franchise, embraced the accent, which she describes as a cross between American, British and Asian.Read more

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May 31, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on George Takei Slams Racist Star Trek Trolls

George Takei Slams Racist Star Trek Trolls

posted by Randall

Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery
Netflix


 
Gene Roddenberry would be proud.
 
Star Trek has always been ahead of its time, featuring a diverse cast long before diversity was in vogue.
 


 
Our friends at YOMYOMF compiled some of … Read more

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Meet the New Male Lead for Crazy Rich Asians

posted by Randall

Henry Golding

Henry Golding will star in Crazy Rich Asians

An actor from Singapore and Malaysia has been tapped to play the male lead in the upcoming movie, Crazy Rich Asians .
 
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story that Henry Golding has been chosen to play Nick Young in the adaptation of Kelvin Kwan’s best selling … Read more

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Mar 9, 2017 Ξ Comments Off on Michelle Yeoh Cast in Crazy Rich Asians film

Michelle Yeoh Cast in Crazy Rich Asians film

posted by Randall
Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

Michelle Yeoh has been cast to play Eleonor Young, the status-seeking, manipulative mother of Nick in the upcoming movie version of Crazy Rich Asians.

 The Hollywood Reporter announced the casting news in an exclusive.. The internationally famous movie star is the second major star named … Read more

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Dec 15, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Netflix Cancels Marco Polo Teleseries

Netflix Cancels Marco Polo Teleseries

posted by Randall
Marco Polo

The Asian and Asian American cast of ‘Marco Polo’ will be missed.

By Ed Diokno

The bad news is that the grand, epic Marco Polo teleseries has been cancelled after two seasons. The good news is that a whole host of AAPI actors are now free to sign up for new projects.

Netflix opted to … Read more

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Nov 28, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Asians in Space: Michelle Yeoh Cast in New Star Trek Series

Asians in Space: Michelle Yeoh Cast in New Star Trek Series

posted by Randall

Michelle YeohBy Ed Diokno

The universe made up of Trekkies, Trekkers and science fiction fans was buzzing last week when it was revealed that Michelle Yeoh was cast in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series. What role would she play, the captain or the First Officer? Would she have an important role or just be in … Read more

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People: Jackie Chan to Oscars: “I’m Proud to be Chinese”

posted by Randall

Jackie ChanAfter starring in more than 200 movies and attracting a world wide fan base, the kung fu star with a comic flair and a tendency to break his own bones, has been awarded an honorary Oscar.
 
Tom Hanks, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Tucker presented the award to Jackie Chan at the 8th Annual Governor’s … Read more

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Jul 7, 2016 Ξ Comments Off on Review: Marco Polo on Netflix is Bigger, Better As Its AAPI Actors Take Over

Review: Marco Polo on Netflix is Bigger, Better As Its AAPI Actors Take Over

posted by Randall

Benedict Wong as Marco Polo

Benedict Wong as Kublai Khan and a cast of thousands in Netflix’s Marco Polo.


 
By Ed Diokno
 
With very little fanfare, Marco Polo, the dazzling epic television series, debuted its second season on Netflix over the Independence Day weekend.

If you have been following the #OscarsSoWhite or #WhitewashedOut controversy and want to … Read more

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How Would You Cast Crazy Rich Asians?

posted by Randall
Constance Wu

Constance Wu as the All-American girl?

By Ed Diokno

A year ago, when news broke that a movie was being made from the novel Crazy Rich Asians, some people asked, “Where would you find enough Asians to play in that movie?”

That’s a silly question.

In response, The Hollywood Reporter did a piece about … Read more

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