Chloé Zhao makes history with best director Oscar win

LOS ANGELES — Chloé Zhao has made history April 25 at the 2021 Academy Awards, becoming the first woman of color to win best director and just the second woman to win the award. Zhao won the directing Oscar for “Nomadland,” joining Kathryn Bigelow, who won in 2009 for “The Hurt Locker.” “I’m extremely lucky […]

Oscar nominees announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2018 Oscar nominees Jan. 23. The Asian and Pacific Islander nominees include: • Writing (Original Screenplay): “The Big Sick,” written by Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani • Short Film (Animated): “Negative Space,” Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata • Documentary (Feature): “Abacus: Small Enough to […]

Academy Awards honors Asians

Tom Cross, who is Vietnamese American, received an Oscar for his film editing on “Whiplash,” the story of a young drummer at a cut-throat music conservatory. HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The 2015 Academy Awards, held Feb. 22 at Hollywood, Calif.’s Dolby Theater, included a few wins for Asians in film and animation. Disney’s “Big Hero 6” […]

The Best Films of 2011: An Alternate to the Oscars

Every year, to coincide with the Academy Awards, I try to roughly rank all the films I saw in the previous year. I do this, instead of picking out a top five or 10, because I think those lists are inherently flawed — I think it’s important for the reader to know that I didn’t […]

ENTERTAINMENT RE-ORIENTED Oscar Wrap: API Winners

While there was nothing approaching last year’s “Slumdog” mania, the 2010 Academy Awards did have some wins of interest for APIs. The award for best-animated picture went to the CGI animated feature “Up,” starring Jordan Nagai. Since its release in the summer of ’09, the Pixar film has been a shoe-in for the award, so […]

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