George Takei, Ken Jeong, Wong Fu Productions and More
Terrence Howard and Randall Park Lead List of Presenters for Event
Hosted by Kore Asian Media and Presented by BMW of North America
Los Angeles (November 4, 2016) – Kore Asian Media announced today that the 15th Annual Unforgettable Gala, a celebration of Asian American trailblazers in the entertainment industry, will be held at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, CA on . The annual achievements ceremony will be hosted by Jeannie Mai, and is presented for the first time by BMW of North America. VIP guests will shuttled to the star-studded gala in the all-new BMW 7 Series, the company’s flagship sedan featuring more than a dozen groundbreaking innovations in technology, performance and safety. The visionary BMW i8 hybrid-electric sports car will also be on display for guests to experience firsthand.
In its 15th year, the Unforgettable Gala has become the premiere annual event honoring those who exemplify the strength and future of a thriving Asian American and Pacific Islander community in entertainment.
The prestigious event will honor legendary actor and activist George Takei (Star Trek, Kubo and the Two Strings), who will receive theICON Award for his lifelong achievements and contributions in both television and film. Comedian and actor Ken Jeong (Dr. Ken, The Hangover) will be honored as Actor of the Year for his role on the series, Dr. Ken. Wong Fu Productions, known for their exquisitely made short films and most recently this year for the YouTube Red series “Single by 30,” will receive the Digital Influencers Award. Actor Brian Tee (Chicago Med, The Wolverine) will be honored with BMW's first-ever Ultimate Drive Award. Director and storyboard artist Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 3) will be named Director of the Year. Terrence Howard (Empire, Hustle & Flow) and Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat, The Interview) will lead the list of presenters for the evening. Additional honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.
“With the growing mainstream success of hits like Master of None, Hawaii 5-0, The Mindy Project, Fresh off the Boat, and Dr. Ken, we are excited to gather in celebration and support of these achievements in the Asian American community,” said James Ryu, Kore Asian Media publisher.
The night of celebration is hosted by Kore Asian Media, a subsidiary of London Trust Media, Inc. (LTM). London Trust Media Incorporated is a diversified business focused on the technology and media industries. Its core companies include Private Internet Access and Hollywood Media.
As the presenting partner of the 2016 Unforgettable Gala, BMW of North America continues its longstanding commitment to celebrating diversity. The gala is also supported by M&L Hong Foundation, Private Internet Access and Pechanga.
About The Unforgettable Gala
The Unforgettable Gala was created by James Ryu, founder and publisher of the award-winning magazines KoreAm Journal, Audrey Magazine, and Kore (now a subsidiary of London Trust Media) in celebration of Asian Americans making their mark in the entertainment industry. Founded in 2002, the black tie affair honors both established and upcoming talents in film, television and music. For more information on the Unforgettable Gala and how to be a sponsor, please visit UnforgettableGala.com
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