|Dev Patel in 'Lion' was nominated as a supporting actor.|
HAILEE STEINFELD and Dev Patel got shut out in the Critics Choice Awards but they still have a chance for a Golden Globe Awards
It's award-show season and Asian/American actors are getting recognized, even if they don't bring home the statuettes.
If the two awards shows are predictors for Oscar nominations, the Academy Awards should be more diverse than it has been the last two years when no actors of color were nominated in any of the acting category spawning the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.
Nevertheless, AAPI actors are considered long shots for any of the categories they were nominated in but that's better than not being recognized at all.
Filipina/American actress Steinfeld, who convincingly played a white teenager in Edge of Seventeen, lost out to Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea in the Critics Choice category of Best Young Actor/Actress and to Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins in the Critics category of Best Actress in a Comedy.
Moonlight's Mahershala Ali got the nod over Dev Patel in Lion for the Best Supporting Actor category of the Critics Choice.
The Critics also favored Saturday Night Live Fresh Off the Boat
in the category of Motion Picture Made for Television and actors Riz Ahmed and John Turturro will compete against each other for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series.
|Riz Ahmed was praised for his performance in 'The Night of.|