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The Year of the Rat By Ben Fong-Torres

Posted by Ben Fong-Torres - on Sunday, 11 April 2021

The Year of the Rat By Ben Fong-Torres
By Ben Fong-Torres San Francisco The Year of the Rat Being an older Chinese American, I am no longer, as Roy Orbison sang, “Running Scared.” I am walking scared, constantly looking around and behind me.  Stop AAPI Hate, the advocacy group, knows of nearly 4,000 cases of violence against Asian Americans since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.  It’s time to stop the beatings and shootings, the blaming and finger-pointing.  For me, it’s also...

February 9, 2020 Update: "Parasite" Makes History - Wins Oscar for Best Picture

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 31 January 2020.

Update February 9, 2020

Hollywood

by Suzanne Kai

"Parasite" made history tonight becoming the first non-English film to win an Oscar for Best Picture. The South Korean film won an Oscar for best picture, best director and best international film. 

For the complete list of Oscar winners click here to www.oscars.org. (Photo credit: oscars.org)

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Oscars 2020 - Will 'Parasite' upset '1917' to win Best Picture?

February 1, 2020

Will "Parasite" by South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho become the first foreign-language film to win best picture this year at the 92nd Academy Awards February 9?

"Parasite" is nominated in six Oscar categories, including best picture, best international feature, and best director. "Parasite" has already won top awards including the Cannes Palme d'Or, BAFTA's Best Foreign Language Film, Screen Actors Guild Award for best cast in a motion picture, and the Asia Pacific Screen Award for best film.

 (Photo courtesy Neon Entertainment)

If it wins the Oscar for best picture, it will be the first foreign-language film to do so, and could be an upset to the competition. A much touted movie for best picture is "1917" which has received accolades from the Producers Guild, the Directors Guild, and director and drama awards from the Golden Gloves.

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(Photo credit: CJ Entertainment)

Of the contenders for best picture, "Joker" received eleven Oscar nominations and three movies have received ten Oscar nominations each, "1917", "The Irishman" and "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood". 

Tune in Sunday, February 8, at 5pm PST on ABC. The Oscars awards will be at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be broadcast into more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

 “1917”

“Ford v Ferrari”

“The Irishman”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Joker”

“Little Women”

“Marriage Story”

“Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

“Parasite”

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