“Demon Slayer: The Movie: Mugen Train,” Japan’s most successful movie to date with a gross of 32.47 billion yen ($312 million) as of December 2020, is one of the few animated films that has been submitted for the 93rd Academy Awards in February.
The 2020 anime movie will join other well-known titles being considered for the Best Animated Feature category at the Oscars, including the 2020 Pixar film “Onward,” Netflix’s “Over the Moon” and Studio Ghibli’s “Earwig and the Witch,” according to The Wrap.
History was made at the Oscars 2020 on Sunday night after four of the most prestigious awards in the entertainment industry, including Best Picture, was won by the cast of “Parasite” and South Korean director Bong Joon-ho.
If there is one person in the world who feels the need to apologize to trophy engravers at the Oscars for giving them more work to do, it would be the legendary director of “Parasite.”
Only hours after the 2020 Oscar nominations were released, the internet is outraged over news that actress Awkwafina has been snubbed for a nomination.
Things seem to be looking up for the Asian American community in entertainment, especially after Awkwafina made history as the first Asian American actress to win a Golden Globe for her performance as Billi in Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell”, a film that navigates the experience of having a dual identity and growing up in two different cultures. However, it is to the internet’s surprise that Awkwafina was denied an Oscar nomination.
Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu, who has worked on numerous feature films and popular television shows such as “E.R.,” “Grey’s Anatomy” and “13 Reasons Why,” was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work on an episode of FX’s “Fosse/Verdon.”
But while Yu’s extensive work dating as far back as the early 90s would make her easily recognizable among members of the Hollywood press, she still somehow got misidentified in the August 2019 Emmy Special Hollywood Reporter Issue. In the issue, Yu was credited for her recent nomination but was shown under a picture of a totally different woman.
A celebrity or filmmaker’s first time at the Oscars marks a memorable occasion, and for “Crazy Rich Asians” director, Jon M. Chu, his memory attending his first Academy Awards is a different kind of memorable.
Many celebrities receive their access into the Academy Awards through invitation, but the 39-year-old director recounted the time when he had to sneak inside the Oscars just to watch the prestigious award show.
Pixar’s “Bao” is now an official nominee for the 91st Academy Awards.
Directed by Domee Shi, the eight-minute animation that played before “Incredibles 2” received a nomination for Best Short Film on Tuesday.
Getty Images has officially released a formal statement where it apologized for the horrible mix up when it captioned Vietnamese-American actress Kelly Marie Tran on the photo of Japanese-American Olympic skater Mirai Nagasu and vice versa.
However, things didn’t go smoothly when they first published the statement online as the company made a crucial error for writing “Tan” instead of “Tran” – not just once, but twice, according to Huffington Post.
Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim is awestruck after hearing from Frances McDormand at the Oscars on Sunday night.
McDormand, who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” said in her acceptance speech:
Husband-and-wife composers Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez received their second Academy Award for Best Original Song on Sunday.
The pair was awarded for the song “Remember Me” from Pixar’s “Coco.”
This is Kelly Marie Tran, Vietnamese American actress and breakout star of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, the latest in the Star Wars film franchise.
And this is Mirai Nagasu, Team USA’s figure skating queen who is of Japanese heritage.
Documentaries have been winning Oscars since 1942. At the time, 25 films were nominated for the inaugural category, which later branched into feature and short films.
However, their history of recognition dates back to the year before, when one received an Honorary Academy Award for its superb storytelling of China’s resistance to Japan in the earlier part of World War II.
After 56 years of working in the film industry with 200 movies under his belt and numerous injuries, Jackie Chan has finally been praised for his badassery at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday.
The actor and martial artist walked the red carpet after receiving an honorary lifetime achievement Oscar at the Governor’s Awards in November.