Want to know why events like the ABFF Awards, a Golden Globe Award-styled ceremony that honors black achievement in television and film, exist? Because Hollywoodn’t. That cleverly stated phrase may seem simplistic, but 20 years ago, it led Jeff Friday to create the American Black Film Festival and, this year, the ABFF Awards (also called […]
Jeff Friday talked about the ABFF Honors and why now is the perfect time for it, why boycotting the Oscars is the wrong way to make change in Hollywood and why there will always be a need for black-centric awards shows.
The Oscars took place last Sunday, and the big news for Asian America was that “Big Hero 6” w0n for Best Animated Feature. The Disney hit follows a teenage robotics expert Hiro (voiced by Ryan Potter) and his adventures with his big brother Tadashi (Daniel Henney), his big white robot Baymax and his group of […]
On the heels of the recent announcement that he’s going to be hosting the Academy Awards next year, NBC announced that Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting a new primetime variety series based on the UK variety series, “Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.” According to the press release, that series “is an institution in the […]
Actors are supposed to be part chameleon as they move from role to role and nobody does that better than Janet McTeer. The accomplished British actress has a Tony and Golden Globe under her belt as well as Academy Award nominations for her lead role in “Tumbleweeds” and as Hubert Page in “Albert Nobbs.” But McTeer […]
It was no real surprise that front-runner Jared Leto would win the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role as transgender character, Rayon, in “Dallas Buyers Club” but his acceptance speech was an instant classic. “Incredible. Ellen, I love you. To my fellow nominees, I’m so proud to share this journey with you. I’m in […]
As we ready ourselves for the Academy Awards on March 3, Cinema Asian America offers a chance to look back at the ground-breaking film “Visas and Virtue,” which won an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film in 1998.
This month Cinema Asian America on Xfinity On Demand presents Zach Heinzerling’s feature debut documentary, “Cutie and the Boxer.”
February is the month of looking back at the best films of the past year, as we catch up on all of the Oscar-nominated pictures to cast our own ballots, and of looking forward too, at the films which will define the new year in movies.
Ellen DeGeneres has high aspirations for her second time around hosting the Oscars.