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‘We should be proud and unapologetic’: ‘Shang-Chi’ stars celebrate film’s impact on the AAPI community

Shang Chi stars talk to NextShark

The stars of “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” discussed the lack of AAPI representation in Hollywood, celebrating AAPI culture and why this film is important in our community in an exclusive interview with NextShark. 

“Celebrating Asian-ness”: Actors Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang and director Destin Daniel Cretton came together to create an anticipated hit movie that is a “celebration of who we are,” said Cretton in the interview. 

Actress Lori Tan Chinn About to Go on Food Stamps Before Starring in ‘Awkwafina is Nora from Queens’

Lori Tan Chinn

After a five-decade career that involved years of discrimination, Lori Tan Chinn was ready to quit acting and rely on welfare — until she snagged a role in Awkwafina’s “Nora from Queens.”

In a recent interview with Time, the 71-year-old actress, who plays Awkwafina’s foul-mouthed grandmother, opened up about her struggles as an Asian American actor, including the fact that she still lives in a rodent-infested New York apartment.

Awkwafina is Now the NYC Subway Train Voice in Queens

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Golden Globe winner Nora Lum, also known as Awkwafina, has taken over conductor announcement duties on the New York City subway’s No. 7 train. 

Awkwafina recently lent her voice to the passenger messaging service of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as part of a promotional campaign for her upcoming semi-autobiographical sitcom “Nora From Queens,” which will premiere on Comedy Central on Jan. 22. 

People are Outraged Awkwafina Got Snubbed by the Oscars for ‘The Farewell’

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.

She Made $9 an Hour Just 6 Years Ago, Now She’s a Golden Globe Winner

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Awkwafina is back in the headlines for making history as the first Asian American woman to win a Golden Globe for lead actress on Sunday, joining a small group of talents of Asian descent who have won in the ceremony since its inauguration.

The 31-year-old star received the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her role as Billi in “The Farewell,” a story based on real events in the lives of director Lulu Wang and her family.