By Adriane Kong and Emma Federer.

Despite the hardship 2020 brought, people all over the world turned to the arts. Asian creators this year especially have given us thought-provoking music and comforting films. But, as Asian creators continue to make their voices heard, they have not received due recognition from Western-based award shows.

This came to head when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that “Minari” would be in the foreign language category at the upcoming Golden Globes. “Minari” is almost entirely in Korean, but takes place in Kansas and has a predominately American cast and crew. Still, this follows a history of American award shows sidelining foreign works, especially by Asian artists.

So we decided to take this time to acknowledge the creators that brought us some fabulous  Asian-lead creations in 2020.



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Adriane Kong

Adriane Kong is a student pursuing a B.A in Urban Studies at Columbia University. She hopes to combine art and design to promote the voices of marginalized groups.