Ricepaper Magazine announces 2018 Asian of the Year Award winners
The winners of this new Asian Canadian award are Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Sandra Oh
Given Asians in the entertainment industry have made an enormous presence on screens around the world in 2018, Ricepaper is awarding the title to actors Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Sandra Oh. Lee has won multiple awards for his role as Mr. Kim (Appa) in "Kim's Convenience"
"All of us at Ricepaper Magazine are excited to highlight and celebrate successes of Asian Canadians who have done well not only domestically, but internationally as well. We are proud of their achievements, which are a result of hard work and perseverance in their respective fields," JF Garrard, Deputy Editor of Ricepaper remarks.
It is heartening to have Lee and Oh, two Canadians leading the edge of diversity changes in an industry which had traditionally been criticised for a lack of diversity. By seeing similar faces on film or television screens, younger Asian Canadians can now feel empowered to pursue decidedly non-traditional careers in the arts.
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About Ricepaper Magazine
Ricepaper Magazine is a Vancouver-based Canadian magazine that has been dedicated to showcasing Asian Canadian literature, culture, and the arts since 1994. A literary arts magazine, Ricepaper publishes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, book and film reviews.