Marvel Studios’ ‘Shang-Chi’ and Japanese Movie ‘Drive My Car’ Top 2022 Gold List

Back for its second edition, the Gold List 2022 highlights the exceptional work of Asian filmmakers and talents. marvel studios‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings leads in Best Picture, Director (Destin Daniel Cretton), Supporting Actor (Tony Leung) and Supporting Actress (Awkwafina). Favorite of the festival drive my car by Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi also picked up awards in the Best Actor (Hidetoshi Nishijima) and Best Adapted Screenplay categories.

The Gold List is a collaboration between Gold House and CAP (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) and covers 13 categories, with two new categories included this year, compared to the inaugural list of 2021. It aims to ensure that a greater diversity of works is duly recognized during entertainment industry awards season, which culminates with the 94th Academy Awards on March 27. Other winners on this year’s list include The rescue for Best Documentary Feature, To flee for Best Original Screenplay and Raya and the last dragon for Best Animated Feature.

“Many Asian-led films, especially independent ones, either don’t receive budgets or support to launch expensive campaigns for your consideration – or are given certain levels of access that are essential to securing nominations and wins. potential,” said Jeremy Tran, Executive Director. of the House of Gold. “The Gold List, voted on by top Asian Hollywood executives and creators, celebrates our community’s most notable achievements in the film industry and encourages voters to consider gold. In another pandemic year where so much is getting lost and mixed up, it’s even more imperative that we help worthy art break out.

Awards at the Academy Awards, BAFTAs, Directors Guild of America, and Producers Guild of America, among others, confer much more than recognition and stardom. They are seen as the barometer of the film industry’s success and value – how the gatekeepers read the tides of the content industry, observe what their peers are thinking, and try to predict where cultural currents might flow next. Therefore, these awards significantly influence the types of films that will continue to be lighted, which directors and talents will receive the best projects, and ultimately what stories and stories audiences will be able to watch.

The Gold List’s voting body is made up of prominent Gold Open Advisory Council executives, Gold House members, CAPE board members and advisors, and other industry heavyweights. entertainment industry. “Since elevating writers and creative executives, we have focused on systemic changes that enable great creativity. But that’s only half the battle. We also need to ensure that our projects are recognized, especially in forums where our communities have often been overlooked,” said Michelle K. Sugihara, CEO of CAPE. “We hope the Gold List inspires voters to consider Asian films and creations when deciding awards recognition.”

Recognizing a gap between the artistic achievements of Asian films and the lack of industry recognition, Gold House has spearheaded other initiatives like the #GoldOpen movement. Over the past few years, #GoldOpen has invested money and resources in multicultural films like boobies rich asian and minari to give them a better chance of success at the top of the box office and gaining wide recognition.

The full list of Gold List picks is below:

Best Picture

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Honorable mentions: drive my car and The green knight

Best Director

Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)

Honorable mentions: Cary Joji Fukunaga (no time to die) and Ryusuke Hamaguchi (drive my car)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Hidetoshi Nishijima (drive my car)

Honorable mentions: Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and Dev Patel (The green knight)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Gemma Chan (Eternals)

Honorable mentions: Patti Harrison (together together) and Maggie Q (The protected)

Best Supporting Actor

Tony Leung (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)

Honorable mentions: Benedict Wong (nine days) and Steven Yeun (Humans)

Best Supporting Actress

Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)

Honorable Mentions: Sarita Choudhury (The green knight) and Jessica Henwick (The Matrix Resurrections)

Best Original Screenplay

To flee

Honorable mentions: nine days and Raya and the last dragon

Best Adapted Screenplay

drive my car

Honorable mentions: Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Best Animated Film

Raya and the last dragon

Honorable mentions: Beautiful and To flee

Best Documentary Feature

The rescue

Honorable mentions: Ascent and To flee

Best Animated Short


Honorable mentions: Enter the river and We again

Best Live Action Short

The long goodbye

Honorable mentions: Americanized and The little Princess)

Indie breakout film

Indian sweets and spices

Marie A. Evans