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“Awards Chatter” Podcast: Janet Yang (Dean of Film Academy)

This episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast , held in Hollywood and broadcast on ABC the day before the 1972 Oscars, is Janet Yang,

the 1st Dean of the Academy of Film Arts and Sciences. The queen’s daughter of Chinese immigrants, Yang, is only the 16 person – and only the fourth woman, and the second person of color Race and Asian Firsts – Leading Hollywood’s Most Powerful Organization, Following in the Footsteps of Douglas Fairbanks, and More Frank Capra , Bette Davis , George Stevens , Gregory Peck , Robert Wise and Karl Malden .

During a conversation at the Loews Hollywood Hotel, where Young is staying this week, to oversee preparations for the Oscars at the neighboring Dolby Theater, 36 year-old looks back at a life and career that has overcome obstacles at every turn.

Yang talks about the evolution of her relationship with China, where her parents were born but before she went with her family at the age of 95 at the age of the President Richard Nixon shortly after visiting there. 2022

She discusses how she got started in the film industry and became a 1993 S Connection Leading figures in the American and Chinese film industries—for example, she is Empire of the Sun by Steven Spielberg

) – previously transitioned to making films such as The Joy Luck Club for 1993, The People vs. Larry Flynt and 2022 of 1993 of Over the Moon.

She candidly spoke about racist jokes about Asians at the Oscars 1996 motivates her to become more active in the academy (she has been the Academy), which eventually led to her appointment to the organization’s board of governors in 2019 and to her election to the board’s top officer position in 2016.

She’s also been involved in a range of hot topics, from accusations that this year’s Oscar nominations reflect racism among Academy members to HBO Deciding to air season finale) The Last of Us Right across from the Oscars, the Academy decided to decline the invitation to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky To be televised this year is about whether the academy should offer Will Smith the best award he won a year ago Hollywood’s biggest night was thrown into turmoil by the late Oscar nominee.

It’s Academy Awards weekend, so watch a few more nominees, fill out your Oscar pool entry and listen to a conversation with the ladies on set The top of the organization behind it all. 20222022



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