Monday, February 23, 2015

Multicultural Cast of 'Big Hero 6' Wins Big at Oscars - NBC News.com

My article for NBC News Asian America
Asian Americans were waiting, watching, and hoping as "Big Hero 6" went on to win Best Animated Feature at the 87th Academy Awards, dubbed by many as the "whitest" Oscars in years. In an industry long accused of everything from using yellowface and race-bending to whitewashing characters of color and employing harmful stereotypes, a sweet story about a hapa Asian-American boy genius and his robot managed to win over not only millions of moviegoers but Academy members as well.
Set in futuristic San Fransokyo, the movie features a diverse, multiracial and multicultural cast of characters including the voices of Daniel Henney, Ryan Potter, and Jamie Chung.
Multicultural Cast of 'Big Hero 6' Wins Big at Oscars - NBC News.com

UPDATE: More from my friend Grace Hwang Lynch at Hapa Mama:
Diverse animated feature sees big Oscar win | MSNBC

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