Alvin Ing, a pioneering Asian American Broadway actor, has died from COVID-19 complications at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. He was 89.
What happened: Ing was diagnosed with pneumonia in mid-July and contracted COVID-19 a few days later, the actor’s representative said in a statement, according to Variety.
“Mulan” live-action star Tzi Ma shined a spotlight on Asian actors are overlooked during award shows as well as the lack of recognition for their work.
Lack of recognition: In a virtual interview with Variety, the 58-year-old Hong Kong American actor expressed his confusion about South Korean mega movie “Parasite” received so many awards, including an Academy Award for Best Picture, but not a single award for acting, Insider reported.
Remy Hii took a jab at the media for persistent errors in the identification of Asian actors, describing these mistakes to be forms of “microaggressions.”
The 33-year-old Malaysian Australian actor made his remarks on the red carpet of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards on Wednesday, which he walked with “Crazy Rich Asians” co-star Chris Pang.
The first night of the festival’s inaugural winter showcase at SVA Theatre in the New York City neighborhood of Chelsea on Feb. 1 featured South Korean actress Han Ji-min, who was named the first NYAFF ambassador.
After a few months of waiting, it has been confirmed that Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh is finally getting her own standalone “Star Trek” spin-off on CBS All Access.