2nd Gold House Gala honorees include Ke Huy Quan, Iman Vellani plus 30th anniversary of ‘The Joy Luck Club’
The annual celebration honors 100 Asian and Pacific Islanders who have made a significant impact on culture and society in the last year
Gold House, the leading platform that unites, promotes, and invests in Asian Pacific creators, companies, and communities, today announced its 2nd annual Gold Gala, the most-viewed Asian Pacific gathering on the continent, entitled Gold Bridge, on Saturday, May 6 in Los Angeles.
Over 700 multicultural luminaries and thought leaders will convene at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the 2023 A100, the definitive honor for the 100 Asian and Pacific Islanders who have most significantly impacted culture and society in the last year, as voted on by the top Asian Pacific nonprofit, business, and creative leaders. Award-winning actress Iman Vellani (Ms. Marvel) will receive the first-ever New Gold Award for a rising leader who will redefine canon for the Asian Pacific community.
Actress, producer, and director Eva Longoria will be honored with the Gold Ally Award for her leadership to fellow multi-hyphenate artists across the cultural industries and for her exemplification of creative excellence, unflappable consistency, and undeniable activism.
Honorees of the A1 Award, recognizing the most impactful in their field over the past year, include: Bela Bajaria (Chief Content Officer, Netflix) for Entertainment and Media, Radhika Jones (Editor-in-Chief, Vanity Fair) for Fashion and Lifestyle, and Geena Rocero (Author, Producer, Director, Trans Rights Advocate) for Activism and Journalism.
The cast and creators of Everything Everywhere All at Once, 2023 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, will be honored with the Gold Icon Award, commemorating the film’s transformative achievements for the Asian Pacific community. The award will be accepted by actors Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Harry Shum Jr., and producer Jonathan Wang.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Joy Luck Club, cast and creators including Executive Producer Janet Yang (Producer and President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and actors Ming-Na Wen, Rosalind Chao, Lauren Tom, Tamlyn Tomita, Lisa Lu, and more will reunite to receive the all-new Gold Generation Award, exemplifying the film’s ongoing cultural impact felt across generations.
In recognition of their lifetime achievements, the Gold Legend Award will be presented to Andrew Cherng and Peggy Cherng (Co-founders and Co-Chief Executive Officers, Panda Express), Dominic Ng (Chief Executive Officer, East West Bank), and Lea Salonga (Tony Award winner, and singing voice of Mulan).
Confirmed presenters include Awkwafina, Daniel Dae Kim, the cast of Joy Ride including actors Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, and Stephanie Hsu, Tan France (Fashion Expert and Host), Miky Lee (CJ Group), Jeannie Mai Jenkins (Host and Producer), Poorna Jagannathan, Garry Tan (Chief Executive Officer, Y-Combinator), Prabal Gurung(Designer), Eugene Lee Yang, Sana Amanat (Creator and Executive Producer), Nina Yang Bongiovi (Producer), Nathaniel Ru (Co-founder and Chief Brand Officer, Sweetgreen), Stanley Tang (Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, DoorDash), and Eric Feng (Co-founder, Cymbal and Gold House Ventures).
Additional honorees and presenters will be announced soon.
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