Actresses Jodi Long and Karrueche Tran made history at the Daytime Emmys award show on Sunday.
The details: Long, 67, and Tran, 33, were the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) to win an award in their respective categories, according to Deadline.
Bowen Yang makes history as first Chinese American man nominated for Emmy for a supporting actor role
Bowen Yang makes history as the first Chinese American man and first “Saturday Night Live” member to be nominated for an Emmy as a supporting actor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The nomination: Yang, a comedian on “Saturday Night Live” (SNL), received news that he was an Emmy nominee in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category.
Sandra Oh attracted much attention online for wearing a jacket with Black Lives Matter written on it in Korean during the virtual 2020 Emmy Awards.
The purple jacket was a collaboration between the Korean American “Killing Eve” actress and the Los Angeles brand KORELIMITED, according to BuzzFeed.
Sandra Oh and Ramy Yousef received nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards, marking another win for the recognition of Asian American talent on TV.
Oh, 49, secured her third consecutive nomination for her role as Eve Polastri in “Killing Eve.” She remains the most nominated Asian actress for the Emmys and, in 2019, secured the spot as the first Asian American woman to win two Golden Globes.
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 Filipino American meteorologist won an Emmy at the 71st Los Angeles Area Emmy for her news story on plastic in the ocean.
Shanna Mendiola, who covers NBC4 Southern California’s weekday morning newscast “Today in LA,” received the Environment News Story award for “Plastic and Our Oceans,” alongside producer, editor and cameraman Andres Fernando Pruna.
Last night, actor Riz Ahmed became the first Asian male to win an Emmy award for his role as Nasir “Naz” Khan in the critically-acclaimed crime-drama series “The Night Of”. But instead of merely thanking important people in his life, the Outstanding Lead Actor winner used his historical win to raise awareness for a much more important issue.
According to Buzzfeed, the Emmy award winner’s acceptance speech acknowledges the reality of racial prejudice and injustice particularly among ethnic minorities. The British-Pakistani actor portrayed a character who had struggled in situations that involved xenophobia and racial prejudice, so in his case, art seems to have imitated life.
Zaldy Goco, a Filipino-American fashion designer, recently took home an award at the Creative Arts Emmys for his work in an episode of the reality TV show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” featuring pop singer Lady Gaga.
The Connecticut-born fashion designer shared the award with Perry Meek, a fellow costume designer on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” according to ABS-CBN.