A major coup to get Asians recognized and apologized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences arrived today. After receiving a letter signed by 25 AMPAS members protesting the insensitive Asian jokes on the past Feb 28 Oscar telecast, AMPAS announced that it would create a “Special Oscar” annually to recognize the achievement of an actor, director or producer of Asian descent.
“Even though I’m black, I love Asians or Asian Americans,” said AMPAS president Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “To let our Asian entertainment community know that we’re really sorry, we have unanimously decided to create an annual Academy award to recognize the achievement of an actor, director or producer of Asian descent every year starting 2017.”
“We’re in the business of giving awards,” said AMPAS CEO Dawn Hudson. “One more Oscar is not a big deal… and it practically costs us nothing. We know it’s important to make peace with the global power that financed Hollywood and not make them look like just some child accountants.”
“It’s about time,” said Oscar winner and AMPAS member Ang Lee with his trademark Taiwanese accent while sipping champagne in his New York post production office. “Now the pressure as a model minority filmmaker is really on!”
May this April 1st be remembered as the day Asians won Oscars!