What’s in a Slap?

CJ Sheu

Smith was wrong to slap Rock, in public or in private. And Rock and ABC were wrong for approving the joke. But commentators are also wrong for treating this incident the same as they would had all three people involved been White.


Hong Kong: Oscars Won’t Be Aired for First Time Since 1969

Deutsche Welle

Local TV has decided against showing the Academy Awards, a regular fixture on Hong Kong screens since 1969. Content concerns mean Hollywood’s top awards may also not be seen on mainland China.


No Saviors, No Satisfaction in ‘Promising Young Woman’ — and Why That’s a Good thing

SueAnn Shiah

‘Promising Young Woman’ offers up no simple answers or victories, rather the sad reality in which there is no justice without acknowledging harm. The Oscar nominated thriller is an entertaining take on a time old tale.

Nomadland 2020 Chloe Zhao

Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’: An Oscar-Deserving Ode To the American West

Daphne K. Lee

Arriving at major film festivals during a time of heightened alienation, 'Nomadland' offers a quiet salute to human connection.


‘Parasite’ Symbolism Explained: Instant Noodles, Language, Basement


Bong Joon Ho's daunting observations of capitalism in "Parasite" are apparent. The Oscar-winning picture goes much further in exploring the depths of South Korean society.


Parasite Makes History at Oscars

Voice of America

In a historic victory, Parasite is the first non-English film to win best picture, the Academy's most prestigious award.


Oscars 2020 Predictions: 1917, Parasite, Joker

TNL Staff

Who will be the biggest winner at the 2020 Academy Awards?

Host Chris Rock opens the show at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood

“Asian Joke” In The Oscars Raising Discussion Among Taiwanese Netizens

TNL 編輯

#OscarsSoWhite or #WhiteOscars has been a widely discussed issue since the nominees were announced in January. However when Chris Rock, host of the awards ceremony, made an “Asian joke” on stage, he triggered different comments and reactions worldwide. Taiwanese netizens are no exception and have been debating over the incident and why Asians are discriminated in the US.

Oscar statues are shown in a preparation area near the Dolby Theater, during preparations ahead of the 87th Academy Awards in Hollywood

Where Do Asians Stand in Oscar Nominations?

TNL 編輯

White actors have been dominating the Academy Awards for 88 years. This reflects not only the social stereotype embedded in the movie industry, but also the lack of opportunities for actors of color to ascend to the podium of the Oscars.

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