As award season begins with the Golden Globes tonight, here are a few incredible Asian American and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to America’s cinematic arts and music industry.
Life of Pi director Ang Lee is the first AAPI to win a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Oscar for Best Director.
World renown cellist Yo-Yo Ma has won more than 15 Grammy awards.
The Karate Kid Actor Pat Morita is the first AAPI to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
The Sixth Sense director M. Night Shyamalan is the first AAPI to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Director and Original Screenplay.
Grey’s Anatomy actress Sandra Oh has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for five years in a row (2005–2009).
True Grit’s Hailee Steinfield is the youngest actress of Asian descent to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.