June 15, 2014

The 2010 Green Globe Film Awards

Check out this year’s list of nominees for the Green Globe Film Awards. Btw, the awards will be presented on March 23, 2010 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in L.A.

What was the Best Foreign Language Film of 2009?

  • France “Un Prophète”
  • Germany “The White Ribbon”
  • Korea “Mother”
  • The Netherlands “Winter in Wartime”
  • Peru “The Milk of Sorrow”

What was the Best Foreign Culture Film of the Decade? (released between 2000 and 2009)?

  • Chocolat
  • Crouching Tiger / Hidden Dragon
  • Last Samurai
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Who were your 10 favorite Asian entertainers in Hollywood in 2009?

  • Jackie Chan (Shinjuku Incident)
  • John Cho (Star Trek XI)
  • Smith Cho (Knight Rider/Ugly Betty)
  • Justin Chon (Twilight: New Moon)
  • Yun-Fat Chow (Dragonball Evolution)
  • Daniel Henney (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
  • Ji-Hyun Jeon /Gianna Jun (Blood: The Last Vampire)
  • Sung Kang (Ninja Assassin)
  • Tim Kang (The Mentalist)
  • Yunjin Kim (Lost)
  • Daniel Dae Kim (Lost)
  • Youki Kudoh (Limits of Control)
  • Ang Lee (Taking Woodstock)
  • Bobby Lee (MADtv)
  • Byung-Hun Lee (G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra)
  • C.S. Lee (Dexter)
  • James Kyson Lee (Heroes)
  • Rex Lee (Entourage)
  • Jet Li (The Founding of a Republic)
  • Lucy Liu (Dirty Sexy Money)
  • Saemi Nakamura (Heroes)
  • Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Masa Oki (Heroes)
  • Joon-hyung Park (Dragon Ball Evolution)
  • Rain (Jeong Jihoon / Jung Jihoon ) (Ninja Assassin)
  • Brenda Song (The Suite Life On Deck)
  • George Takei (Heroes)
  • Brian Tee (Crash)
  • Ken Watanabe (Cirque du Freak)
  • John Woo (Red Cliff II)
  • Aaron Yoo (Friday the 13th)
  • Zhang Ziyi (The Founding of a Republic)

What were the 10 best films of the decade (2000-2009)?

  • American Gangster
  • Avatar
  • The Aviator
  • Babel (Rinko Kikuchi)
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
  • Capote
  • Chicago
  • Chocolat
  • Cold Mountain
  • Crash
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The Departed
  • Erin Brokovitch
  • Finding Neverland
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Gangs of New York
  • Gladiator
  • Good Night, and Good Luck
  • Hotel Rwanda
  • Letters from Iwo Jima (Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • Lost in Translation
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Michael Clayton
  • Milk
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Moulin Rouge!
  • Mudholland Drive
  • Munich
  • Mystic River
  • No Country for Old Men
  • The Pianist
  • The Queen
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Ray
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Who were the 10 Best Actors of the Decade? (Between 2000 and 2009)?

  • Ben Kingsley – The only person of Asian descent nominated

Who were the 10 Best Actresses of the Decade? (Between 2000 and 2009)?

  • Ziyi Zhang – The only person of Asian descent nominated

Who were the 10 Best Filmmakers of the Decade? (Between 2000 and 2009)?  I did not include the whole list. I only included the folks pertinent to One Asian World readers.

  • Danny Boyle – For obvious reasons…
  • Ang Lee – The only person of Asian descent nominated
  • Quentin Tarantino – Wanna be Asian dude

What was the Best International Environmental Film of the Decade?

  • Conflict Tiger (Sasha Snow)
  • The Forest for the Trees (Bernadine Mellis)
  • Earth (Disney Nature: Alastair Fothergill, Mark Linfield)
  • Save the Sungmi Mountain (Sung Hwan Kim)
  • When Clouds Clear (Anne Slick, Danielle Bernstein)

What was the Best Animated Featured Film of 2009?

  • 9
  • Christmas Carol
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox.
  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
  • Up

Who was the best Asian Director in 2009?

  • Joon-ho Bong (Mother)
  • Xiao-gang Feng (The Founding of a Republic)
  • Hirokazu Koreeda (Air Doll)
  • Hayao Miyazaki (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)
  • John Woo (Red Cliff II)

What was the best Asian Film in 2009?

  • Forever Enthralled (China)
  • Nobody to Watch Over Me (Japan)
  • Mother (Korea)
  • Red Cliff II (Hong Kong)
  • Thirst (Bakjwi) (Korea)

What was the best dramatic film in Asia in 2009?

  • Forever Enthralled (China)
  • Nobody to Watch Over Me (Japan)
  • Mother (Korea)
  • Red Cliff II (Hong Kong)
  • Thirst (Bakjwi) (Korea)

What was the best Asian comedy in 2009?

  • Crazy Racer (China)
  • Good Morning President (Korea)
  • The Founding of a Republic (China) – Hmm…this is NOT a comedy…
  • My Fair Gentleman (China)
  • Speedy Scandal (Korea)

What was the best Asian Action Film in 2009?

  • Sniper (The Sun Cheung Sau) (Hong Kong)
  • Take Off (Gukga daepyo) (Korea)
  • Tetsuo: The Bullet Man (Japan)
  • Tidal Wave (Haeundae) (Korea)
  • Yatterman (Yattaman) (Japan)

What was the best Asian Thriller in 2009?

  • Mother (Korea)
  • M.W. (Japan)
  • Private Eye (Geu-Rim-Ja Sal-in) (Korea)
  • Sniper (The Sun Cheung Sau) (Hong Kong)
  • Thirst (Korea)

Who was the best Asian Actor in 2009?

  • Joseph Chang (Prince of Tears)
  • Jung-woo Ha (Take Off)
  • Myeong-min Kim (Closer to Heaven)
  • Leon Lai (Forever Enthralled)
  • Kang-ho Song (Thirst)

Who was the Best Asian Actress in 2009?

  • Ji-won Ha (Closer to Heaven)
  • Hye-ja Kim (Mother)
  • Ok-bin Kim (Thirst)
  • Mirai Shida (Nobody to Watch Over Me)
  • Ziyi Zhang (Forever Enthralled)

Who was the Best Asian Entertainer in 2009?

  • Eason Chan (China)
  • Ayumi Hamasaki (Japan)
  • Bae Yong Joon (Yon Sama) (Korea)
  • Rain (Jeong Jihoon / Jung Jihoon ) (Korea)
  • Jin Cheng Wu (Takeshi Kaneshiro) (Taiwan/Japan)

Who should be awarded Asian Cultural Ambassador of 2009?

  • Jackie Chan (China)
  • Rain (Jeong Jihoon / Jung Jihoon ) (Korea)
  • Bae Yong Joon (Korea)
  • Byung-Hun Lee (Korea)
  • Ken Watanabe (Japan)

Who should be awarded Asian Cultural Ambassador of the Decade? (2000-2009)

  • Jackie Chan (China)
  • Rain (Jeong Jihoon / Jung Jihoon ) (Korea)
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro (Japan/Taiwan)
  • Jet Li (China)
  • Ken Watanabe (Japan)

What was the Best Asian Film of the Decade? (Released between 2000 and 2009)

  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo Hu Cang Long) (China)
  • Departures (Okuribito) (Japan)
  • Oldboy (Korea)
  • Red Cliff (Chi bi) (China)
  • Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi)(Japan)

Who were the 10 Best Asian Actors of the Decade? (2000-2009)

  • Tadanobu Asano (Japan)
  • Sung-ki Ahn (Korea)
  • Lau Ching-Wan (China)
  • Min-shik Choi (Korea)
  • Stephen Chow (China)
  • Yun-Fat Chow (China)
  • Jung-min Hwang (Korea)
  • Dong Gun Jang (Korea)
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro (Taiwan/Japan)
  • Yun-seok Kim (Korea)
  • Andy Lau (China)
  • Yoon-seok Kim (Korea)
  • Beat Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
  • Byung Hyun Lee (Korea)
  • Tony Leung Chiu-Wai (China)
  • Tony Leung Ka-Fai (China)
  • Masahiro Motoki (Japan)
  • Kiichi Nakai (Japan)
  • Joong-Hoon Park (Korea)
  • Hiroyuki Sanada (Japan)
  • Lim Kay Siu (Singapore)
  • Kyung-gu Sol (Korea)
  • Kang-ho Song (Korea)
  • Akira Terao (Japan)
  • Ken Watanabe (Japan)
  • Kam Woo-Sung (Korea)
  • Qi Yu Wu (Singapore)
  • Kouji Yakusho (Japan)
  • Yuya Yagira (Japan)
  • Hidetaka Yoshioka (Japan)

Who were the 10 Best Asian Actresses of the Decade? (2000-2009)

  • Hong Anh (Vietnam)
  • Nora Aunor (Philippines)
  • Sylvia Chang (China)
  • Cecilia Cheung (China)
  • Maggie Cheung (China)
  • Kyoko Fukada (Japan)
  • Siqin Gaowa (China)
  • Paw Hee-Ching (China)
  • Ryouko Hirosue (Japan)
  • Do-yeon Jeon (Korea)
  • Hye-Soo Kim (Korea)
  • Yoon-jin Kim (Korea)
  • Rinko Kikuchi (Japan)
  • Koyuki (Japan)
  • Yuki Kudou (Japan)
  • Angelica Lee (China)
  • Gong Li (China)
  • Wong Li Lin (Singapore)
  • Liu Ling Ling (Singapore)
  • Rie Miyazawa (Japan)
  • Yuki Nae (Japan)
  • Sandrine Pinna (Taiwan)
  • Sinjai Plengpanich (Thailand)
  • Ye-jin Sohn (Korea)
  • Wei Tang (Taiwan)
  • Zhou Xun (China)
  • Jin Yaqing (China)
  • Do Thi Hai Yen (Vietnam)
  • Michelle Yeoh (Malaysia)
  • Ziyi Zhang (China)

MY TAKE: The following people (and films) who SHOULD HAVE MADE the list point blank. Let’s roll:

  • Chang Chen
  • Won Bin
  • Zhang Yimou AND his 2002 film Hero
  • Park Chan-wook
  • Aamir Khan AND his 2008 film Ghajini & 2009 film 3 Idiots
  • Amitabh Bachchan – How in gawd’s name can you forget Big B??
  • Aaron Kwon – Again, how in gawd’s name can you forget Aaron??
  • Arjun Rampal
  • Anil Kapoor
  • Hrithik Roshan AND his 2008 film Jodhaa Akbar
  • Shahrukh Khan
  • ARASHI
  • GACKT
  • Jay Chou
  • Leehom Wang
  • Jacky Cheung

Before I sign off…what is America’s obsession with Zhang Ziyi?? I mean she’s talented but geez there are so many other Asian actresses out there who are even better (yeah, I said it).

Comments

  1. I agree with you and the Zhang ZiYi comment.

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