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Simu Liu is on Time 100 List of the World's Most Influential People - Another 1st in 2022 for Asians and Asian Americans

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Thursday, 13 October 2022

Simu Liu is on Time 100 List of the World's Most Influential People - Another 1st in 2022 for Asians and Asian Americans
October 13, 2022 Hollywood By Suzanne Joe Kai TIME MAGAZINE WORLD'S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF 2022 includes actor Simu Liu. In fact he is ON the cover of Time Magazine - one of different cover images Time publishes for this annual list. Another first.  Emmy nominated actor Sandra Oh writes in TIME magazine about her fellow Canadian actor from Ontario: "As a fellow Ontarioan, I was already excited about Simu Liu when he was having "Canada success" on Kim's Convenience." "But...

B.D. Wong and John Cho among 774 invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Posted by AC Team on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

June 28, 2017

Los Angeles

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its 2017 list of invitees. Asian American actors B.D. Wong and John Cho were included on the AC JOHN CHO2017 list of 774 people invited by the Academy. 

Other actors invited include Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed (The Night Of, The Reluctant Fundamentalist), Priyanka Chopra, Irffan Khan, Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung,

Filmmakers invited to join the Academy's documentary branch include Grace Lee (American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs), S. Leo Chiang (Village Called Versailles, Out Run),  and Keiko Deguchi (Cats of Mirikitani, God Knows Where I Am). Greg Pak was invited to join the feature animation and short films branch.

This year, the move is to increase a more diverse membership to better reflect the industry, after the Oscar nominees in 2016 were all White for the second year in a row which sparked the #OscarsSoWhite backlash. If they accept, the new members will be able to vote in the acting categories.

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