IMDb presented Simu Liu with a “Fan Favorite” Starmeter Award in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month.
The award recognizes Liu’s strong performance on the entertainment database site’s Starmeter rankings, which track the pageviews of its more than 200 million monthly visitors worldwide, according to a press release from the company.
Liu reached the top 10 three times in the past year for his leading roles in Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings” and CBC’s “Kim’s Convenience.” The Marvel movie trended on the IMDbPro Moviemeter chart as a fan-favorite title, which landed a spot on the database’s Top 10 Movies of 2021 list.
“I am so incredibly grateful to receive the IMDb Starmeter Award – this is truly an honor,” Liu said. “It feels like just yesterday that I got my first IMDb credit, but almost 10 years later I’ve been fortunate enough to help bring some incredible movies and TV shows to life. I really couldn’t be happier to receive this award – thank you to IMDb and to all the fans for checking out my IMDb and IMDbPro pages.”
Liu is currently in London filming the upcoming romantic comedy film “Barbie.” He is also set to join the cast of “One True Loves,” a dramedy set to premiere later this year.
“We’re living in a very exciting time for Asian and Pacific Islander filmmakers,” Liu said. “Even five years ago, the industry landscape was very different; the opportunities did not exist to cultivate the richness of storytelling that we’re seeing today in Lee Isaac Chung, Lulu Wang, Justin Chon, Kogonada, Destin Daniel Cretton, Jon Chu, James Wan, Justin Lin, and so many others.”
“Films such as ‘The Farewell,’ ‘Minari,’ and ‘After Yang’ shine an honest light on the Asian American experience, one that is often overlooked in Hollywood,” he added. “I’ve been personally inspired by these films to be a champion of our stories and to help amplify the important voices in our community.”
IMDb is celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with photo galleries and exclusive videos showcasing AAPI talents and artists on its website.