Justin Chon Wins Male Nova Award!

Diversity Awards to honor ‘Glee,’ ‘Parks’

Taraji P. Henson, Sanaa Hamri and Masi Oka recognized

Staff report

Oct 27, 2009, 05:04 PM ET

“Glee”
The cast of Fox’s “Glee” will be presented the Favorite New Television Cast Ensemble Award at the Multicultural Motion Picture Assn.’s 17th annual Diversity Awards on Nov. 22 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

The event will also honor NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” as Favorite New Comedy Ensemble; CBS’ “NCSI: Los Angeles” as Favorite New Television Action Drama; ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights” as Favorite Family Drama Ensemble Cast; and HBO as the 2009 Diversity Programming Network.

Justin Chon will be recognized with the Male Nova Award, while Hope Olaide Wilson is set to receive the Female Nova Award.

Taraji P. Henson will be honored as best actress in a drama for the film “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.” Masi Oka has been named best actor in a TV drama for “Heroes.”
Scott Hamilton Kennedy, who directed “The Garden,” will be celebrated as audience favorite — best documentary feature director.

The 2009 Visionary Award will go to film and TV director Sanaa Hamri.

Justin Chon Honored with the Male Nova Award

Maybe there is diversity in Hollywood?  It was announced today that Korean-American Justin Chon (of Twilight fame) will be recognized with the Male Nova Award at the Multicultural Motion Picture Assn.’s 17th annual Diversity Awards on Nov. 22nd at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Also receiving an award will be the cast of Fox’s “Glee”, which will be presented the Favorite New Television Cast Ensemble Award.  It co-stars Korean adoptee Jenna Ushkowitz.

The event will also honor NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” as Favorite New Comedy Ensemble; CBS’ “NCSI: Los Angeles” as Favorite New Television Action Drama; ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights” as Favorite Family Drama Ensemble Cast; and HBO as the 2009 Diversity Programming Network.

Congrats Justin Chon!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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