AZN Award Nominees Announced

March 26, 2008

It's nice to have an award show for Asian Americans honoring Asian Americans -- though I don't even know all the folks being nominated. And I've never attended the awards show -- but watch out now! Our very own Mr. Hyphen Luke Patterson will attend this year's awards on April 23 and provide coverage. Stay tuned.

The show also airs on E! Entertainment on May 1 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, 5 p.m. CT and Comcast on Demand beginning May 7 and through the end of May.

And they're asking for your input in a few categories (Favorite TV Personality and Favorite Reality Stars) - you can vote online here. Voting is underway and runs through April 16 and winners will be announced during the telecast.

Here are the internet voting nominees:

Cheryl Burke Dancing with the Stars ABC
Julie Chen Big Brother CBS
Mark Dacascos Iron Chef America-"The Chairman" Food Network
Padma Lakshmi Top Chef Bravo
Tila Tequila A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila MTV
Vern Yip Deserving Spaces HGTV
Carrie Ann Inaba Dance Wars: Bruno Vs. Carrie Ann ABC
Kimora Lee Simmons Kimora: Life in the Fab Lane The Style Network

Ronald & Christina The Amazing Race CBS
Yau-Man Chan Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites CBS
Victorya Hong Project Runway Bravo
Hung Hyunh Top Chef Bravo
JabbaWockeeZ America's Best Dance Crew MTV
Kaba Modern America's Best Dance Crew MTV
Ramiele Malubay American Idol FOX
Nicole Niestemski Your Mama Don't Dance Lifetime
Jonathan Silva Your Mama Don't Dance Lifetime

This year's award categories and nominees include:

Finishing the Game Director, Justin Lin
Lust, Caution Director, Ang Lee
Rush Hour 3 Director, Brett Ratner
War Director, Philip G. Atwell

Naveen Andrews The Brave One
Jackie Chan Rush Hour 3
Chow Yun-Fat Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Tony Leung Lust, Caution
Jet Li War
Lee-Hom Wang Lust, Caution

Devon Aoki War
Joan Chen Lust, Caution
Vanessa Hudgens High School Musical 2
Sharon Leal This Christmas
Maggie Q Balls of Fury
Tang Wei Lust, Caution

Naveen Andrews Lost ABC
Daniel Dae Kim Lost ABC
Masi Oka Heroes NBC
Sendhil Ramamurthy Heroes NBC
B.D. Wong Law & Order, SVU NBC

Yunjin Kim Lost ABC
Lucy Liu Cashmere Mafia ABC
Parminder Nagra ER NBC
Sandra Oh Grey's Anatomy ABC
Lindsay Price Lipstick Jungle NBC
Navi Rawat Numb3rs CBS

Moon Bloodgood Journeyman NBC
Michaela Conlin Bones FOX
Janina Gavankar The L Word Showtime
Mindy Kaling The Office NBC
Michelle Krusiec Dirty Sexy Money ABC
Sonja Sohn The Wire HBO

James Kyson Lee Heroes NBC
Rex Lee Entourage HBO
Will Yun Lee Bionic Woman NBC
Ken Leung Lost ABC
Kal Penn House M.D. FOX
James Saito Eli Stone ABC


Momo Chang

Senior Contributing Editor

Momo Chang is the Content Manager at the Center for Asian American Media, and freelances for magazines, online publications, and weeklies. Her writings focus on Asian American communities, communities of color, and youth culture. She is a former staff writer at the Oakland Tribune. Her stories range from uncovering working conditions in nail salons, to stories about “invisible minorities” like Tongan youth and Iu Mien farmers. She has freelances The New York Times, WIRED, and East Bay Express, among other publications.



It is sad that AZN is gone. I know it was gone in the spring. But, I still miss that network.
Tila Tequila?Maggie Q for 'Balls of Fury'?Really?I think having an annual award show is absolutely vital, so you can see how far we've come and how far we need to go every year, it's good to have this annual reminder.Looking down at the nominees list, it is actually kind of sobering.
yeah, i was going to comment on the nominees, but refrained since i have not actually seen most of these shows/films.
looks like they pretty much just picked whoever's asian. i saw balls. it was, horrendous. and no i didn't pay for it. i saw it on a flight.
Mainstream need exposure too. =)When I saw this post, it reminded me about this "Golden Ring Award" I saw on youtube. I was searching for the Mountain Brothers on the site one day and ran into it. Does anyone know what happened to that award show?