Asian Excellence Awards for Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino, Dr. David Ho, Daniel Dae Kim, Yunjin Kim, Stephen Chow, Lynn Chen, and Linkin Park
Hollywood's elite came out to honor Asian Americans' accomplishments in entertainment, music and science tonight at AZN Television's "2006 Asian Excellence Awards Featuring the Remy Martin(R) X.O Honors." Hosts Bobby Lee and Kelly Hu lead the evening's presentation, which saw Yunjin Kim and Daniel Dae Kim of "Lost" taking Outstanding Male and Female TV Performance awards home. "Kung Fu Hustle" won for Outstanding Film and actor Stephen Chow won for Outstanding Film Performance in that film. The presentation airs on AZN Television Sunday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m. EST/PST.
Celebrity presenters and attendees at the Awards included Rob Schneider, Vivica A. Fox, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason Scott Lee, Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, Bai Ling, Lisa Ling, Alice Wu, Tamlyn Tomita, Harold Perrineau, Parminder Nagra, Michelle Krusiec, Carrie Ann Inaba, Keiko Agena, Ravi Kapoor, Grace Park, Karl Yune, Magge Q, Rex Lee, Sharon Leal and many more.
2006 Asian Excellence Awards Featuring the Remy Martin X.O Honors:
OUTSTANDING FILM - "Kung Fu Hustle"
OUTSTANDING FILM PERFORMANCE - Stephen Chow ("Kung Fu Hustle")
OUTSTANDING FEMALE TV PERFORMANCE - Yunjin Kim ("Lost")
OUTSTANDING MALE TV PERFORMANCE - Daniel Dae Kim ("Lost")
OUTSTANDING LIVE PERFORMANCE - Linkin Park
OUTSTANDING STYLEMAKER - Kimora Lee Simmons (Baby Phat)
OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER - Lynn Chen ("Saving Face")
In addition, the Remy Martin X.O Honors were presented to three honorees. Earvin "Magic" Johnson presented the "Inspiration" Remy Martin X.O Honor to renowned AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman presented the "Visibility" Remy Martin X.O Honor to Lucy Liu. The "Bridge" Remy Martin X.O Honor (for bridging cultures) was presented to Quentin Tarantino by Johnnie To. The Honors, now in their 5th year, celebrate achievement in the arts and entertainment and individual contributions in advancing the general stature of the Asian American community.
Other highlights included a joint AZN/Remy Martin tribute to the Lifetime Achievements of the late producer Ismail Merchant, which featured taped presentations from Merchant's long-time partner James Ivory, Naomi Watts, Ralph Fiennes and Natasha Richardson. Ralph Macchio hosted the memoriam to the late actor Pat Morita. Live performances included Fort Minor, featuring Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park; the original cast of the Broadway musical "Lennon" and the latest Cirque du Soleil show "KA."
AZN Television is the network for Asian America. A wholly-owned company of Comcast Corporation, the channel's programming targets the fast-growing, English-speaking and multi-generational Asian American community. Genres include the most popular Asian films, dramas, documentaries and anime as well as original programming. For more information, visit azntv.com