Monday, September 19, 2016

AAPI entertainers represent at the Emmy Awards

Randall Park and Constance Wu presented the Emmys for best guest actor and actress in a comedy series

By Louis Chan

ASIAN/AMERICAN entertainers were present both on stage and on the red carpet at the 68th Emmy Awards in Hollywood Sunday.

For AAPI folk, the win by Master of None creators and writers Alan Yang and Aziz Ansari was one of the show's highlights.

Constance Wu and Randall Park of Fresh Off the Boat presented the awards for best guest actor and actress in a comedy series.

Wu pointed out that the Creative Emmys were presented over two nights.

Priyanka Chopra
“Wow, that makes three nights of Emmys,” responded Park. “So I guess that means Fresh Off the Boat will get our award on the fourth night?”

“Get over it, Randall,” said Wu.

Fans apparently still haven’t gotten over it, with many on Twitter giving shout outs to Wu, expressing dismay that she didn’t receive a nomination.

Quantico's Priyanka Chopra presented the award for best directing of a limited series, movie or special. Chopra dazzled in a Jason Wu gown, but it was how she wore her cherry-hued red lipstick that drew raves from fashion critics.

Padma Laskshmi was on hand to see if her show Project Runway would win for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program. That honor went to The Voice.

(Views From the Edge contributed to this report.)