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Oscars Best Song: Will ‘Moana’ Upset ‘La La Land?’

posted by Randall

 

Moana Auli'i Cravalho

Don’t miss the performance of Auli’i Cravalho singing “How Far I Go” from Moana.

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

The odds on favorite at this year’s Academy Awards airing tonight (Feb. 26) is La La Land’s City of Stars in the best song category, but don’t be surprised if the song from … Read more

Asian Americans

#HollywoodSoWhite: Report says Hollywood Has Mostly a Black & White view of America

posted by Randall

By Ed Diokno
Views from the Edge

 

The 89th Academy Awards airs tomorrow with a different look. This year’s awards show might give the appearance of progress in diversity with Black actors nominated in every acting category and two Black-themed movies nominated for Best Picture. But don’t talk about progress … 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

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

Bad Ass Asians

No Asian American Has Ever Won an Oscar for Acting

posted by Randall

Haing Ngor

Haing Ngor in The Killing Fields


 
The diversity of both the winners and presenters at Sunday’s Emmy presentations contrasted greatly with the lack of diversity at the Oscars.
 
Movie Pilot reports there has never been an Asian American who’s won an Oscar for acting.
 
Three actors from Asia have taken home the … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Jackie Chan to Receive an Oscar

posted by Randall
Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan in last year’s Dragon Blade.

By Ed Diokno

 

Jackie Chan, the martial artist and bonafide movie star, will be getting an Oscar after scores of films in a career that spans five decades.

 

It will be an honorary Oscar for the Hong Kong-born actor. He will receive the golden statuette at … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

Asians in Hollywood Launches in Response to Oscar Diversity Push

posted by Louis Chan

Asians in Hollywood

Some of the attendees at a meeting with the Academy in May


By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
A group of Asian Americans working in Hollywood are staying united after the controversy over #OscarsSoWhite and the Chris Rock sketch during which he used stereotypes about Asian Americans in his monologue.
 
They call themselves … Read more

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The Wrap: Ang Lee & George Takei Invited to Meet with The Academy Over Anti-Asian Jokes

posted by Randall

Ang Lee announces Oscars

Ang Lee announces Oscars with filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro

It was just in January when Ang Lee joined actor John Krasinski, fellow filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to announce the nominations for the 2016 Academy Awards.
 
Just three months later, Lee and other Asian American members of the Academy … Read more

Asian Americans

Apology from Academy Rings Hollow to Many Asian Americans

posted by Randall

Oscar Statues

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Reaction to an apology from the Academy over anti-Asian jokes has been less than enthusiastic from many in the Asian American community.

Actor George Takei who was one of 25 Asian American members of the Academy to sign a letter protesting the jokes told the New York Times “It … Read more

Blogs

Blog: Academy Apologizes for Chris Rock Skit at Oscars

posted by Louis Chan
Chris Rock's Asian kids at the Oscars

Chris Rock’s Asian joke fell flat

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

Prompted by a sharply worded letter by 25 Asian American members of the Academy about the “perpetuation of racist stereotypes” about Asians, the group behind the Oscars has apologized for a skit by Chris Rock and jokes made by Sacha Baren Cohen during … Read more

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