After last year’s nominations spawned the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, all eyes were on the Academy Award nominations on Jan. 24. Dev Patel was nominated for an Oscar (Best Supporting Actor) for his performance in the film “Lion” — becoming just the third actor of Indian descent ever nominated for an Oscar — and only the 13th […]
By Lynn Elber Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat” creator Nahnatchka Khan was reveling in Oscar host Chris Rock’s deft comedic assault on white-fixated Hollywood. Then three Asian American kids were brought onstage for a gag mocking them as ethnic stereotypes. “It’s like going on a road trip with your […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly That’s the question being asked of Australian Comedian Chris Lilley’s new HBO mockumentary, “Jonah from Tonga.” While some critics say it’s a clever satire on youth, others say that the depiction of the Tongan people is offensive.