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Asian American Commercial Watch: A CODA Story

I first saw this commercial during the 2021 Academy Awards, which seems entirely appropriate given the increased visibility of Asian American’s during the year’s awards.  Tony Lee, a lead design at Google Brand Studios, talks about his experiences growing up … Continue reading

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Asian Americans raise Visibility at the 2021 Academy Awards

Asian Americans became increasingly visible at the 2021 Academy awards, with Chloe Zhao getting Best Director and winning Best Picture for Nomadland.  Youn Yuh-jung won best supporting actress for her role in Minari.  H.E.R. won an award for best song … Continue reading

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Steven Yeun Makes Oscars History as First-ever Asian American Lead Actor Nominee

It’s 2021, and it’s about damn time that an Asian American has been nominated for an Oscar for lead actor: “Steven Yeun made history Monday morning with his Oscar nomination for his performance as Jacob, a Korean father who moves … Continue reading

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Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ cleans up at the Oscars; watch it now on 4K Ultra HD Digital, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand

Parasite made history last night as the first Korean film to receive an Oscar®, but clinching four top Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Film is the pinnacle of a spectacular awards season for … Continue reading

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Oscar-winning Director Ang Lee’s Never-Ending Dream Essay

It surprised many people when Ang Lee received the directing Oscar for Life of Pi at the 85th Academy Awards since many predicted that Steven Spielberg would receive it for directing Lincoln. This is Lee’s second Oscar for directing, and … Continue reading

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8Asians Talkabout: Bong Joon-ho’s “Mother”

Every so often, we get clips of movies: In this case, MOTHER 마더, Korea’s official entry to the 2010 Academy Awards Foreign Language Film and directorial follow-up to Bong Joon-ho’s 2006 horror movie, The Host. The link to the trailer … Continue reading

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