2016 Highlights for Asians in Australian Media

With 2016 almost coming to an end, let’s have a look back on some good moments where Asian Australians have been recognised for their achievements and brought up the conversation of diversity in the field of media.

Maria Tran for her role in 2016 film, ‘Tracer’

Maria has also been nominated to paricipate in Screen Producers Australia’s ‘Ones to Watch-Next Generation of Producers’ program.

Lee Lin Chin nominated for 2016 Gold Logies

Even though she did not go on to win the award, she is the first asian female to have ever been nominated in the Logies.

Dami Im performing at 2016 Eurovision

Dami completely wowed the crowd and viewers across the world with her performance and came second in the big song contest, making many Australians proud.

Tony Ayres for an International Emmy for ‘Nowhere Boys’

Australian tv drama series, ‘Nowhere Boys’, created by Tony Ayres was awarded an International Emmy, as well as a Logie award and an AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) award.

Jon Prasida in 2016 tv series, ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’ 

Jon plays one of the main leads in the show. He also starred in his first feature film right after the show ended, called ‘Emo the Musical’.

Remy Hii in 2016 Netflix series, ‘Marco Polo’

Remy Hii reprises his role as Prince Jingim in Netflix hit drama Marco Polo 2016 season 2 after Season 1 ended. He has won a Logie and AACTA award for previous roles and is currently gaining success over in the United States.

A big congratulations to these talented individuals! Here’s hoping to seeing their growing success and get the ball rolling on increasing asian representation within Australian media!

M.S.

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