Notable Actors and Directors
The following storymap looks at the birthplace and locations of death of the Asian actors and directors who have won Oscars. These people have each made a significant difference in the portrayal and roles of Asians in the American film industry.
Why is the Oscars Important?
The Oscars is socially relevant. Out of its glamour, the Oscars have become one of the mediums for increasingly energized conversations about racism, sexism, immigration, and others. Indeed, the stories we choose to tell, and then honor, reveal more about who we are. The Oscar nominees and winners make a statement about the films, but also on who we are now, and who we want to become.