Gold House and CAPE Unveil the 2022 Gold List in Time for Awards Season

It’s officially Awards Season in Hollywood, and Gold House and CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) are launching the 2022 Gold List to highlight outstanding work by Asian filmmakers and talent. Think of the Gold List as an elaborate “For Your Consideration” campaign to get the Academy to recognize some of the amazing work by Asian and Asian American directors, writers, and actors in 2021.

Gold List spans 13 categories (including two new categories since the inaugural 2021 list) and serves as an extension of the successful #GoldOpen movement, which propelled multicultural films to the top of the box office, including hits like Crazy Rich Asians and Parasite. While notable Asian-helmed films have reached massive commercial success (four of the top 10 movies at the 2021 domestic box office were led by Asian writer-directors), the future of these films continuing to be greenlit also relies on creative acclaim — which has been glaringly lacking for Asian projects and their creators.

“Many Asian-led films, particularly independent films, don’t receive budgets or backing to run expensive For Your Consideration campaigns — or benefit from certain levels of access that are essential in ensuring nominations and eventual wins. Gold List, voted on by top Asian leaders and creatives in Hollywood — celebrates our community’s most outstanding achievements in the film industry and encourages voters to Consider Gold,” said Jeremy Tran, Executive Director of Gold House. “In another pandemic year when so much gets lost and blended together, it’s even more imperative that we help worthy art break out.”

“From elevating writers and creative executives, we’ve been focused on systemic changes that enable great creativity. But that’s only half the battle — we must also ensure that our projects are recognized, particularly in forums where our communities have often been overlooked,” said Michelle K. Sugihara, Executive Director of CAPE. “We hope the Gold List prompts voters to consider Asian films and creatives when deciding awards recognition.”

The full list of Gold List selections are below:

Best Picture

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Honorable Mentions: Drive My Car and The Green Knight

Best Director

Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)

Honorable Mentions: Cary Joji Fukunaga (No Time To Die) and Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Hidetoshi Nishijima (Drive My Car)

Honorable Mentions: Simu Liu (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and Dev Patel (The Green Knight)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Gemma Chan (Eternals)

Honorable Mentions: Patti Harrison (Together Together) and Maggie Q (The Protégé)

Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role

Tony Leung (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)

Honorable Mentions: Benedict Wong (Nine Days) and Steven Yeun (The Humans)

Best Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role

Awkwafina (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings)

Honorable Mentions: Sarita Choudhury (The Green Knight) and Jessica Henwick (The Matrix Resurrections)

Best Original Screenplay


Honorable Mentions: Nine Days and Raya and the Last Dragon 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Drive My Car 

Honorable Mentions: Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Best Animated Feature

Raya and the Last Dragon

Honorable Mentions: Belle and Flee

Best Documentary Feature

The Rescue

Honorable Mentions: Ascension and Flee

Best Animated Short


Honorable Mentions: Step Into The River and Us Again

Best Live Action Short

The Long Goodbye

Honorable Mentions: Americanized and The Little Prince(ss)

Breakout Independent Film

India Sweets and Spices

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