The 2008 Asian Excellence Awards(R) was held at UCLA’s Royce Hall yesterday, attracting some of the hottest stars in film and television. Hosted by Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars) and Bobby Lee (MADtv), Hollywood players came out in force to honor Asian and Asian Americans’ accomplishments in the arts and entertainment, sports and business. The 2008 Asian Excellence Awards will air on E! Entertainment Television on May 1 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, 5 p.m. CT and will be available on Comcast on Demand, beginning May 7.
Here are all the winners of the 2008 Asian Excellence Awards(R):
OUTSTANDING FILM – Lust, Caution – Director, Ang Lee
OUTSTANDING FILM ACTOR – Tony Leung, Lust, Caution
OUTSTANDING FILM ACTRESS – Sharon Leal, This Christmas
OUTSTANDING TELEVISION ACTOR – B.D. Wong, Law & Order, SVU (NBC)
OUTSTANDING TELEVISION ACTRESS – Lindsay Price, Lipstick Jungle (NBC)
SUPPORTING TELEVISION ACTRESS – Sonja Sohn, The Wire (HBO)
SUPPORTING TELEVISION ACTOR – Rex Lee, Entourage (HBO)
FAVORITE TV PERSONALITY – Cheryl Burke, Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
FAVORITE REALITY STAR – JabbaWockeeZ, America’s Best Dance Crew (MTV)
In addition, the Asian Excellence Awards presented two honorary awards. YouTube co-founder Steve Chen was presented with the Pioneer Award and Olympic Figure-Skating Champion Kristi Yamaguchi received the special Inspiration Award. Quentin Tarrantino presented a special tongue-in-cheek “Half Asian Award” to actor/comedian Rob Schneider.
Live performances during the event included JabbaWockeeZ, an all-male dance crew that gained fame by appearing on America’s Got Talent and then went on to win the MTV hip hop dance reality series America’s Best Dance Crew earlier this year. Also, the street dance group KABA Modern, a top finalist in America’s Best Dance Crew show, and rapper Roscoe performed. In addition, internationally known actress and singer Tia Carrere sang two songs from her 2008 Grammy-nominated Hawaiian music album Hawaiiana.
The Asian Excellence Awards also included such celebrity presenters and attendees as Steven Seagal, Quentin Tarantino, Kelly Hu, Lindsay Price, Sonja Sohn, Verne Troyer, B.D. Wong, Andre Royo, Ian Ziering, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bobby Lee, Jack Yang, Rob Schneider, Daisy Fuentes, Roger Fan, Russell Peters, Devon Aoki, Sharon Leal, Tamlyn Tomita, Bai Ling, Cheryl Burke, Cristian de la Fuente, Se7en, Will Yun Lee, Michelle Krusiec, Michael Yo, Brenda Song, Rex Lee, Navi Rawat, Jack Yang, Michaela Conlin, James Saito, and Teresa Cheung.
Here’s a clip of winner for the Viewer’s Choice for Favorite Reality Stars:
We will post more clips are they pop up online.