Fresh Off the Boat: Golden Globes plea invokes Ang Lee
Fresh Off The Boat is hungry for more than just a few extra episodes. The ABC comedy now has its sights on a shiny Golden Globe, even sending a special video message last week to members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. In the minute-plus video, the Huangs are gathered around the TV, watching Ang Lee compete for a Best Director trophy at 1996’s 53rd Golden Globe Awards for Sense and Sensibility. “A Taiwanese man directing a movie about white women in old England,” gushes Jessica (Constance Wu). “See, boys? Anything is possible if you study hard and become a lawyer.”
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The Huangs were not pleased to see Lee lose to Mel Gibson, and have not watched the awards show since. “Give them a reason to come back by honoring them with a nomination,” reads the statement at the end of the promo. “Ang Lee would want you to**” (The asterisks indicate that “This message has not been endorsed in any way by Ang Lee.”) The requisite hashtag campaign? #makeitrightFOTB. Click on the video to see how FOTB is trying to appeal to the HFPA.
Also: Hello, Clarice.
Fresh Off the Boat
Eddie Huang’s memoir adaptation tells the comical adjustments of a Taiwanese-American family settling into the wild ways of ’90s Orlando, Florida.