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ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN
AWARD-WINNING ARTISTS

Oscars, Grammys, Pulitizer, etc.



  • DID YOU KNOW that in the year 2005 - the 77rd Annual Academy Awards presented on February 12, 2005 - actress Scarlett Johansson presented an Oscar to one of the most notable design engineers in the motion picture industry: Takuo Miyagishima. Tak is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Panavision. Miyagashima had been voted an Oscar, the Gordon E. Sawyer Award, by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Oscar was later presented to Tak at the Scientific and Technical Awards Dinner on February 12, 2005. The Academy states that this Oscar is presented to an individual in the motion picture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry.

  • DID YOU KNOW that in the year 2004 - Seonna Hong won an Emmy award for Individual Achievement in Animation- Background Styling

  • DID YOU KNOW that in the year 2002 - Linkin Park won a Grammy in the 2002 Award Show in the category of "Hard Rock Performance" for their performance in their song "Crawling."

  • DID YOU KNOW that in the year 2003 - Linda Sue Park, author of "A Single Shard," won the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children's literature. In addition, An Na was a winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature for young adults.

  • DID YOU KNOW that in the year 2001 - (the 73rd Annual Academy Awards presented on Sunday: March 25, 2001), Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - made Academy history by being the first Asian film to win the Foreign Language Film award, first foreign language film to win double-digit Oscar nominations and is the first Asian film to be nominated for Best Picture.

  • DID YOU KNOW that in the year 2000 - Ping Chong, received an OBIE Award for "Sustained Achievement" from the Village Voice. This is his second OBIE, his first being awarded in 1977 for his production of "Humboldt's Current."

  • DID YOU KNOW that in the year 2000 - Jhumpa Lahiri, a 33-year-old immigrant born in London and raised in New England, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in her first book (Interpreter of Maladies: Stories), a collection of stories evoking the isolation and disconnection of South Asian immigrants in America!

  • DID YOU KNOW that Anthony Brown's renown Asian American Orchestra was honored with a nomination in the 42nd Annual Grammy Award Show in Category 44: Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance for its centennial tribute to Duke Ellington on the Asian Improv label, Far East Suite.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Keiko Ibi won an Oscar at 1998"s 71th Annual Academy Awards in the category of DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) with the film entitled THE PERSONALS: IMPROVISATIONS ON ROMANCE IN THE GOLDEN YEARS! Click HERE for more information, pictures and other information. Her husband is Grek Pak, another upcoming Asian / Asian Pacific American director. What a team! What an acceptance speech! What a compliment from Whoopi about her at the end of the show! Kudos all around.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Shui-Bo Wang and Donald McWilliams (for the first time) were nominated for an Oscar at 1998"s 71th Annual Academy Awards in the category of DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) with the film entitled SUNRISE OVER TIANANMEN SQUARE! The movie offers a personal perspective on the events that led up to June 4, 1989, when Chinese government troops opened fire on student demonstrators in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Through a collage of original artwork and family and archival photographs, this visual autobiography traces Shui-Bo Wang's transformation from loyal Communist to anti-government activist willing to risk his life to uphold the first stirrings of democracy. Click HERE for more info.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Steven Chu got 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics for development of methods to cool and trap atoms with laser light. His speciality is Atomic Physics. His resarch interests include the development and use of laser cooling, atom trapping and atom optics techniques. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow of UC Berkeley from 1976 to 1978; member of Technical Staff, AT&T, from 1978 to 1983; head of Quantum Electronic Dept., AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1983 to 1987; Professor of Physics and Applied Physics of Stanford University since 1987. The other awards he's received include the following: Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1987; Fellow of the Optical Society of America, 1990; America Physics Society, Broad Prize for Laser spectroscopy, 1987; APS/AAPT Richtmyer Memorial Prize Lecture, 1990; Co-winner of the King Faisal International Prize for Science, 1993; APS, Arthur Schawlow Prize for Laser science, 1994; Opt. Soc.Am, William F.Meggers Award for Spectroscopy, 1994; Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, 1992; Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 1993; Member of the Academia Sinica, 1994; Science for art Prize and Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1995; Guggenhein fellow, 1996; Co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1997. He was born at St. Louis, Missouri, USA in 1948

  • DID YOU KNOW that Chris Tashima in 1997's 70th Annual Academy Awards won an Oscar in the category of SHORT FILM (Live Action) with his film entitled Visa and Virtue. This film talks about Chiune "Sempo" Sugihara, Japanese Vice-Consul to Lithuania in 1940, is credited with saving the second largest number of Jews from the Holocaust! For further info, click HERE.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Seattle Times' Alex Tizon & Byron Acohido were the 1st Filipino Americans to win the Pulitizer Awards in journalism in 1997.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Jessica Yu won an Oscar at 1996's 69th Annual Academy Awards in the category of DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) with the film entitled BREATHING LESSONS: THE LIFE AND WORK OF MARK O'BRIEN from Inscrutable Films/Pacific News Service Production! Click HERE for more information.

  • DID YOU KNOW that David Henry Hwang won an Obie Award during the 1996 - 1997 season in the "Playwriting Category" for his play the "Golden Child."

  • DID YOU KNOW that Freida Lee Mock (along with Terry Sander) won an Ocar for their film entitled MAYA LIN: A STRONG CLEAR VISION at 1994's 67th Annual Academy Awards in the category of DOCUMENTARY (Feature)!

  • DID YOU KNOW that KENZABURO OE won the 1994 Nobel Laureate in Literature, who with poetic force creates an imagined world, where life and myth condense to form a disconcerting picture of the human predicament today. For more information, just click HERE.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Ming Cho Lee won an Obie Award during the 1994 - 1995 season in the "Sustained Achievement Category."

  • DID YOU KNOW that Zhang Yimou was nominated for an Oscar for his film "Raise the Red Lantern" in 1992.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Zhang Yimou was nominated for an Oscar for his film "ju Dou" in 1991.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Doug Chiang (along with Ken Ralston, Doug Smythe and Tom Woodruff. Jr. won an Oscar in the "Special Effects" category in the film "Death Becomes Her." Doug Chiang is best known for his art direction of Lucas' "Star Wars/Phantom Menace" film. He was educated at UCLA, where he won the prestigious Focus Award for his animated film, "Mental Block." His other credits include "Pee-Wee Herman's Playhouse," "Back to the Future," "Terminator 2," and "Forest Gump." He has worked at Industrial Light and Magic for many years. His 2001 project is "Robota." Visit the Oscars' Official Website for further Oscar information.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Steven Okazaki won as Oscar in 1990 at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards in the category of DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) with the film entitled DAYS OF WAITING (Mouchette Films Production) and won a nomination in 1985's 58th Annual Academy Awards in the category of DOCUMENTARY (Feature) with his film entitled UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Mouchette Films Production>!

  • DID YOU KNOW that Oakland Tribune's Gary Reyes (a Filipino American) won a Pulitzer in photography won in 1990?

  • DID YOU KNOW that Christine Choy in 1988's 61st Annual Academy Awards was nominated for an Oscar in the category of DOCUMENTARY (Feature) with the film entitled WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN? (Film News Now Foundation and Detroit Educational Television Foundation Production)!

  • DID YOU KNOW that Yuan T. Lee won the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry . He was born in 1936 at Taiwan. His affiliation is U.C. Berkeley.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Haing Ngor received an Oscar in 1984 at the 57rd Annual Academy Awards in the category of ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE in the Oliver Film film entitled "The Killing Fields." (Note: Pat Morita was also in the running for "Supporting Actor" for his role in "The Karate Kid."

  • DID YOU KNOW that Ernest Abuba won an Obie Award in 1982 for his performance in "Yellow Fever." He was the first Filipino American to receive the "Obie."

  • DID YOU KNOW that Michael Toshiyuki Uno in 1982's 55th Annual Academy Awards was nominated for an Oscar in the category of SHORT FILM (Live Action) with the film entitled THE SILENCE (The American Film Institute)!

  • DID YOU KNOW that Ben Kingsley in 1982's 55th Annual Academy Awards won the Oscar for "Best Actor" in the film "Gandhi." He was also a Oscar nominee for the film Bugsy (Actor in a Supporting Role) and in the 2002 film release "Sexy Beast" for "Actor in a Supporting Role."

  • DID YOU KNOW that, in 1980-1981, John Lone won an Obie Award for his performance in "FOB" and "The Dance and the Railroad."

  • DID YOU KNOW that David Henry Hwang won an Obie Award during the 1980-1981 season with "FOB" as the "Best American Play."

  • DID YOU KNOW that Moctesuma Esparza in 1977's 50th Annual Academy Awards was nominated for an Oscar in the category of DOCUMENTARY (Short Subject) with the film entitled AGUEDA MARTINEZ: OUR PEOPLE, OUR COUNTRY (Moctesuma Esparza Production)!

  • DID YOU KNOW that Richard Chew in 1977's 50th Annual Academy Awards won an Oscar in the category of FILM EDITING in the film entitled STAR WARS (LucasFilm, LTD, Productions)

  • DID YOU KNOW that Samuel C.C. Ting was a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who shared the 1976 Nobel Prize in physics by using BNL's Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) to discover a new particle and confirm the existence of the charmed quark. Samuel was credited for finding what he called the "J" particle, the same particle as the "psi" found at nearly the same time at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center by a group led by Burton Richter. The particle is now known as the J/psi. Ting's experiment took advantage of the AGS's high-intensity proton beams, which bombarded a stationary target to produce showers of particles that could be detected by complex detectors. A strong peak in electron and positron production at an energy of 3.1 billion electron volts (GeV) led Ting to suspect the presence of a new particle, the same one found by Richter. Their discoveries not only won the Nobel Prize; they also helped confirm the existence of the charmed quark -- the J/psi is composed of a charmed quark bound to its antiquark.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Richard Chew in 1975's 50th Annual Academy Awards won an Oscar in the category of FILM EDITING in the film entitled ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (Fantasy Film Productions)

  • DID YOU KNOW that YASUNARI KAWABATA won the 1968 Nobel Laureate in Literature for his narrative mastery, which with great sensibility expresses the essence of the Japanese mind! For more information, just click HERE.

  • DID YOU KNOW that James Wong Howe in 1963's 36th Annual Academy Awards won an Oscar for CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) for his work in HUD (Salem-Dover Production; Paramount) and in 1955's 28th Annual Academy Awards won an Oscar for his CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) in the film THE ROSE TATTOO (Hal Wallis Productions; Paramount).

  • DID YOU KNOW that MIYOSHI UMEKI won in 1957's 30th Annual Academy Awards the "Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role" on the William Goetz's production of the film " Sayonara!"

  • DID YOU KNOW that T.D. LEE AND C.N. YANG won in 1956 received the Nobel Prize in physics for radically questioning one of physics' basic tenets. They interpreted results of particle decay experiments at BNL's (Brookhaven National Laboratory) Cosmotron particle accelerator and discovered that the fundamental and supposedly absolute law of parity conservation had been violated. The results they studied concerned two particles, the tau and the theta, which had the same masses, lifetimes and scattering behaviors, but which decayed differently in experiments at the Cosmotron. Because of this, the law of parity conservation required that these otherwise similar particles be considered different from one another. Lee and Yang suggested experiments that showed that the weak interaction of radioactive decay could indeed violate parity conservation. When the experiments were later successfully completed, the puzzle of the two particles was solved -- they could be the same.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Sammy Lee in 1948 was the first Asian American to win an Olympic Gold Medal.

  • DID YOU KNOW that Carlos P. Romulo in 1941 was the first Asian to snatch America's Pulitzer Prize in journalism. He was also the first Asian to be the president of the UN or United Nations General Assembly.

  • DID YOU KNOW that PEARL BUCK won the 1938 Nobel Laureate in Literature for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces. For more information, just click HERE.

  • DID YOU KNOW that RABINDRANATH TAGORE won the 1913 Nobel Laureate in Literature because of his profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse, by which, with comsummate skill, he has made his poetic thought, expressed in his own English words, a part of the literature of the West! For more information, just click HERE.

  • DID YOU KNOW that the first Asian actor to make over a million bucks a picture in Hollywood was the legendary Sessue Hayakawa a young Japanese nobleman who helped launch Rudolph Valentino's career when he turned down the lead in "The Sheik." Information courtesy of TMI.

  • DID YOU KNOW that the only Asian leading man to beat out a white rival to get the white girl was the dashing baritone James Shigeta who won Carroll Baker in "A Bridge to the Sun" (11/6/98) Information courtesy of TMI.



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