Asian Excellence Awards Gift Suite - by WOW Creations

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The Asian Excellence Awards was a star-studded event with some great appearances. The 2007 hosts were Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park!  
This was one entertaining evening!  It started with WOW Creations Gifting Suite with lots of goodies for all of the celebrities.  (See my article about it called, Asian Excellence Gifting Suite under 'Gifting Suites).' 

This was really an entertaining evening.  It started with WOW Creations Gifting Suite with lots of goodies for all of the celebrities.  (See my article about it called, Asian Excellence Gifting Suite under 'Gifting Suites).' 

Pop Rock Artist Johnny Lee from "Frequency 5"


There were hilarious performances from some very funny comedians like M argaret Cho, Dat Phan, and Russell Peters.  It was incredible fun.  There was a musical performance by the always-spectacular Kenny G.

Me with Kenny G


The AZN Asian Excellence Awards are the only nationally televised event celebrating significant Asian and Asian-American achievements in entertainment, the arts and other disciplines that have had a profound impact on American culture.  The show, which debuted on AZN, last year, will be taped live on May 16 at UCLA's Royce Hall. Teddy Zee and Welly Yang are executive producers of the show. Zee is known for his producer credits on such features as ' The Pursuit of Happiness,' ' Hitch' and ' Saving Face.' Yang is an actor, singer, producer and founder of the Asian theatrical group Second Generation, which produced the earlier version of the 'Asian Excellence Awards' known as ' The Concert of Excellence.'  

A-list of celebrities that were nominees, presenters or just at the star-studded event included Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Tung, Vivienne Tam, Chow Yun-Fat, Lou Diamond Phillips, Apolo Anton Ono. Live performances during the show i, featuring Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park , the original cast of the Broadway musical ' Lennon' and the latest Cirque du Soleil show ' KA.'
There was a special memoriam tribute to the late actor Pat Morita. A list of nominees is at the end of this article.

Me with Quentin Tarantino


Quentin Tarantino was a presenter and I had the pleasure to speak with him at the pre-party.   He is one of the most respected filmmakers in the entertainment industry. 

The Creative Bartenders


One of the actresses I ran into at the awards was Jennifer Tung.  I was assigned as her makeup artist on the movie, Star Trek Insurrection (they made an action figure and trading cards out of her) and we've been great friends ever since.  Recently she was named number one actress moving up on the IMDB Star Meter.  That is the database that shows the popularity among fans, the people in the industry and around the world how that star is recognized and regarded.  You may remember her playing a recurring role opposite Quentin Tarantino on Alias, as his girlfriend.  She was also in Kung Pow, Enter the Fist, and played Chuck Norris' daughter in The President's Man.  She is currently filming the feature Pear Blossom, the Chronicles with Charles Napier and Sophie Monk.

Lawrence Davis and Friends


The VIP after party was a lot of fun with many delectable goodies to feast on, great food and beverages, music and sparkling personalities.

Sushi in the Green Room


Mouthwatering Pastries


Here is the nominee lineup:

OUTSTANDING FILM
Letters From Iwo Jima
The Namesake
Babel
Curse of the Golden Flower

OUTSTANDING ACTOR' FILM
Jet Li Fearless
Kal Penn The Namesake
Ken Watanabe Letters From Iwo Jima

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS' FILM
Maggie Cheung Clean
Gong Li Curse of the Golden Flower
Rinko Kikuchi  Babel
Tabu The Namesake

OUTSTANDING ACTOR' TELEVISION
Naveen Andrews Lost
Daniel Dae Kim Lost
Masi Oka  Heroes
B.D. Wong  Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS' TELEVISION
Kelly Hu In Case Of Emergency
Yunjin Kim Lost
Parminder Nagra ER
Sandra Oh  Grey's Anatomy
 
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS' FILM
Cindy Cheung   Lady in the Water
Sharon Leal   Dreamgirls  
Maggie Q   MI:III/Mission Impossible 3
Betty Sun  Fearless

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR' FILM
Roger Fan  Annapolis
Sung Kang  The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Dustin Nguyen  Little Fish
Koji Yakusho  Babel

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR' TELEVISION
James Kyson   Lee Heroes
Rex Lee  Entourage
Will Yun Lee Thief
Sendhil Ramamurthy Heroes

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS' TELEVISION
Keiko Agena   Gilmore Girls
Michaela Conlin   Bones
Mindy Kaling The Office
Grace Park   Battlestar Galactica
Lauren Tom  Men in Trees

OUTSTANDING COMEDY PERFORMANCE
Margaret Cho
Dat Phan
Russell Peters

LIFETIME ACHEIVEMENT AWARD
Chow Yun-Fat

VISABILITY AWARD
Vivienne Tam

PIONEER AWARD
Nobuyuki Matsuhisa


For more information ont The Asian Excellence Awards Click Here

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