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Angelina Jolie & Loung Ung Accept Award at Asian World Film Festival!

Angelina Jolie & Loung Ung Accept Award at Asian World Film Festival!

Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung accept the Rising Star Award on behalf of First They Killed My Father star Sreymoch Sareum earlier this week during the Asian World Film Festival in the Los Angeles area.

Sreymoch Sareum portrayed the role of Loung Ung in the film, which is currently available to stream on Netflix. Angelina directed the film and also co-wrote it with Loung.

Today, it was just announced that Angelina and the accomplished writer and activist will be receiving an award at the Hollywood Film Awards this coming Sunday, November 5.

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  • forest4trees

    GREAT news!!!

  • Eilidh Bennett

    They look wonderful. Loving all the Angie thread.

  • Las

    Angelina’s success since dumping the child abuser is really amazing. Like he had a dark cloud over her and now the sun is shining even when it rains at casa la Jolie it’s still shining

  • meme

    Ugh. That yellow dress with the torpedo tits is hideous.

  • Lesley Starkey

    Yay another great positive Angie thread. Angie and Loung look so happy.

  • loff

    Many congratulations to Sreymoch Sareum, I hope its first of many awards you win.

  • toastie postie

    A well deserved award. She was awesome – had to carry the film on her little shoulders – great directing by Angie.

  • LetMeTranslate

    I’m so thrilled to hear positive recognitions for Angie after bearing the brunt of over a year long of unfounded, baseless smearing campaign by the misogynistic media.

  • loff

    It looks like the Asian World Film Awards gave these Soft toy Tigers to every kid there, this little Kazakhstani actress was carrying one too.

    Kazakh 🇰🇿Embassy DC‏Verified account
    @KazakhEmbassy
    Young #dancer Sofi Manassyan from @Kazakhstan meets her favorite #actress #AngelinaJolie at @asianworldff in #LA http://bit.ly/2zVpsNp

    https://twitter.com/KazakhEmbassy/status/925409999114956800

  • loff

    She is such a treasure hope she gets more recognition considering its her first acting role and she isnt an actress this is such an achievement.

  • Erianthe

    Oh what the hey! Angie’s in COLOR. A YELLOW COLOR. Lovely. Ok, well, a little bit mustard-y for me, but this woman can pull off zigzag, striped-paisley garish with that face and figure.

  • loff

    LOL I Know it looks lovely on her.

  • loff

    LOL I Know it looks lovely on her.

  • loff

    So happy this small Cambodian movie is getting all the positive attention, thank you Netflix for giving a platform for movies like these to your world wide audiences.

  • loff

    ANGELINA JOLIE AND LOUNG UNG TO RECEIVE “HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM AWARD” FOR FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER AT THE 21ST ANNUAL “HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS

    Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton
    Hollywood, CA (November 2, 2017) – dick clark productions announced today that Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie, and author-activist Loung Ung will receive the “Hollywood Foreign Language Film Award,” at the 21st Annual “Hollywood Film Awards” for their critically-acclaimed film First They Killed My Father, which has been selected by Cambodia’s Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film.
    Jolie also directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with Ung, who also serves as executive producer and whose gripping memoir the film is based upon.
    Loung was five years old when the Khmer Rouge came to power, and the story is told through her eyes, from 1975 through 1978, depicting the indomitable spirit and devotion of her family as they struggle to stay together.
    Acclaimed Cambodian director and producer Rithy Panh, who is himself a survivor of the Khmer Rouge, and produced First They Killed My Father together with Jolie said, “We are grateful for this recognition by the HFA. In Cambodia, the film was welcomed with such success, a success beyond the normal commercial measure, with a much deeper and with lasting impact. This film comes at a time where 70% of the Cambodian population is under 30 years old. This generation is just starting to ask questions about the history of the country. This film serves as a bridge to connect them with their history.”

    https://www.hollywoodawards.com/2017/11/angelina-jolie-and-loung-ung-to-be-honored/

  • loff

    Awards Season Calendar

    NOVEMBER
    11 Governors’ Awards Ceremony (aka The Honorary Oscars)
    16 SAG Awards Nomination Ballots (Closes Dec 10th)…
    24 Golden Globes Nomination Ballots Open (Closes Dec 7th)
    27 Gotham Awards
    27 Critics’ Choice Nomination Ballots Open (Closes Nov 30th)
    28 National Board of Review Winners
    29 DGA Nomination Ballots (Closes Jan 10th)
    30 NYFCC Winners

    DECEMBER
    1 Critics’ Choice Nominations
    1 PGA Nomination Ballots (Closes Jan 4th)
    3 LAFCA Winners
    9 European Film Awards Ceremony
    10 Critics’ Choice Awards
    11 Golden Globe Nominations
    11 ASC Nomination Ballots (Closes Jan 3rd)
    13 SAG Awards Nominations
    14 CAS Nomination Ballots (Closes Jan 3rd)
    15 BAFTA Nomination Ballots Open (Closes Jan 3rd)
    18 Golden Globes Final Voting Opens (Cloes Jan 3rd)
    18 CDG Nominations Ballots (Closes Jan 4th)
    19 SAG Final Voting Opens (Closes Jan 19th)

    JANUARY
    2 Annie Awards Final Voting Opens (Closes Jan 23rd)
    3 ACE Eddie Award Nominations
    4 WGA Awards Nominations
    4 ADG Awards Nominations
    4 National Board of Review Ceremony
    5 Oscar Nomination Ballots Open (Closes Jan 12th)
    5 PGA Nominations
    5 MUAHS Nominations
    5 AFI Awards Ceremony
    5 ACE Eddie Final Voting Opens (Closes Jan 18th)
    5 PGA Final Voting Opens (Closes Jan 19th)
    7 Golden Globe Night
    8 ADG Final Voting Opens (Closes Jan 25th)
    8 MPSE Nomination Voting Opens (Closes Jan 17th)
    8 WGA Final Voting Opens (Closes Jan 29th)
    9 National Board of Review: Ceremony
    10 ASC Nominations (Final Voting Begins – Closes on Feb 13th)
    10 BAFTA Award Nominations
    10 CAS Award Nominations
    10 CDG Award Nominations
    10 ASC Awards: Final Voting Opens (Closes)
    10 BAFTA Final Voting Opens (Closes Feb 8th)
    11 DGA Nominations (Final Voting Also Opens – Closes on Feb 2nd)
    15 NAACP Image Awards
    15 VES Awards: Film Nominations Announced
    20 PGA Awards
    21 SAG Awards
    22 MPSE Nominations (Final Voting Also Opens – Closes Feb 14th)
    23 Oscar Nominations
    24 Film Bitch Nominations in “Extra Categories” Begin (Close Feb 27th)
    24 CDG Final Voting Opens (Closes Feb 14th)
    25 MUAHS Final Voting Opens (Closes Feb 16th)
    25 VES Final Voting Opens (Closes Feb 8th)
    26 ACE Eddie Awards
    27 ADG Awards

    FEBRUARY
    2 CAS Final Voting Opens (Closes Feb 14th)
    3 DGA Awards
    3 Annie Awards
    5 Oscar Nominees Luncheon
    10 USC Scripter Awards
    10 Oscar Scientific & Technical Awards
    11 WGA Awards
    13 VES Awards
    17 ASC Awards
    18 BAFTA Awards
    18 MPSE Awards
    20 Oscar Final Voting Opens (Closes Feb 27th)
    20 CDG Awards
    24 CAS Awards
    24 MUAHS Awards

    MARCH
    3 Independent Spirit Awards
    4 90th Annual Oscars

  • lyric

    Truly. I’m so happy for Angie, Luong and sweet little Sreymoch. A great achievement for all three.

  • toastie postie

    Sadly once was governor of our state as was Bush Jr. We grow them big in Texas – Big Morons
    Perry links fossil fuel development to preventing sexual assault
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/358386-rick-perry-fossil-fuels-will-help-prevent-sexual-assault

  • lyric

    😂😂😂. Is he nuts?

  • loff

    SAM KADI‏ @samkproduction 5h5 hours ago
    Powerful, super talented, & UN ambassadors! It was an honor meeting #AngelinaJolie &Turkish actress #tubabnuyukustun. Thx @asianworldff
    https://twitter.com/samkproduction/status/926113077069672448

  • loff

    白木‏ @HanMu604 3h3 hours ago
    Angie attends a screening of #FirstTheyKilledMyFather at the AWFF, October 30, 2017.
    https://twitter.com/HanMu604/status/926132721323331585

  • Beedyq

    Just a totally utterly dense unintelligent buffoon 🤣

    And he is in charge of the Energy Department
    SMH

  • Beedyq

    Just a totally utterly dense unintelligent buffoon 🤣

    And he is in charge of the Energy Department
    SMH

  • loff

    Cambodian students learn about own roots in ‘First They Killed My Father’

    A new Netflix film directed by Angelina Jolie reveals an unspoken history of Cambodia, prompting many members of the Cambodian community to gather family and friends to watch it together.
    The film, “First They Killed My Father,” is based off of a 2000 novel memoir by Loung Ung, who recounts her time as a child living in Cambodia from 5 to 9 years old. The story is set during the late 1970s, a time when the Khmer Rouge rose to power and gained control of the nation.
    Its leader, Pol Pot, wanted to turn Cambodia into an agrarian society and forced people to abandon their urban lifestyles to become laborers in the countryside. Nearly two million people died of exhaustion, starvation and disease. Others, like government soldiers, intellectuals and minorities, were killed and buried at sites that came to be known as “the killing fields.”
    Ravin Pan, a math professor and faculty adviser for the Cambodian Student Association, held a viewing party of the film at his house for current and former members of CSA. Pan planned the gathering almost a year before the film was released on Sept. 15. He said that he saw the film as an opportunity for his students to get a better understanding of their Cambodian heritage.
    “The generation that went through (the Khmer Rouge takeover) and any generation that goes through war tends to keep it quiet and tries to protect their children from that trauma,” Pan said. “So, in some sense, (“First They Killed My Father”) allows us to look at it again.”
    Although most of the students in CSA have some prior knowledge about the Khmer Rouge, there are others from Cambodia who never learned about this history in their Cambodian schools. Pan said that censorship of the Khmer Rouge was a result of parents and elders wishing not to speak to their children about it due to the trauma they experienced.
    Peter Han, a senior psychology major, watched the film with Pan and his fellow CSA members. He said in an email that the importance of seeing the film was to familiarize himself with the events of the Khmer Rouge in ways that were not previously accessible to him.
    “The reason (for the viewing parties) is because not many get to hear how bad the Khmer Rouge really was and parents tend to not talk about this subject due to trauma,” Han said in the email. “So, I believe it is up to the younger generation’s curiosity to have a better understanding of what was going on in Cambodia during that time period.”
    In the film, Ung and her family are seen fleeing their home in the capital city of Phnom Penh after it was taken over by Khmer Rouge forces. They eventually end up in one of their camps and forced to do farm labor. Her father, a former military police officer, is taken away months later to supposedly help build a bridge and Ung is trained to become a child soldier.
    Sedah Tath, a math professor and friend of Pan, grew up in Cambodia near the border of Thailand. When he was 8 years old, Tath was forced by Khmer Rouge soldiers to plow fields and dig canals in exchange for food, much like Ung did in the film.
    “(The subject) brings me back to the bad times and I told Ravin that I didn’t want to see (the movie),” Tath said. “I did the same manual labor, but more rigorous. I built a canal three meters deep in order to get my ration for the day.”
    Although Tath was initially adamant on not seeing the film, he decided to watch it after Pan convinced him to come join him and his students at the viewing party. Pan said that he wanted to create an open space for survivors of the Khmer Rouge.
    “This movie allowed us to have a forum to speak about the event that occurred and pushes us to look at ourselves differently,” Pan said. “I hope that it allows Cambodians to come forward and share their experiences in order to heal.”
    https://statehornet.com/2017/10/cambodian-student-association-learns-about-its-roots-in-first-they-killed-my-father/#photo

  • PS712

    Scary, the crap that comes out of his mouth… but also sadly funny.

  • toastie postie

    Texas’ version of #IQ45

  • Erianthe

    “When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts,” he {Rick Perry} continued. “So from the standpoint of how you really affect people’s lives, fossil fuels is going to play a role in that. I happen to think it’s going to play a positive role.”

    I just want reiterate again that this man is from Texas. Sorry Toastie I had to go there, but if it makes you feel better, Trump’s a New Yorker.

  • Beedyq

    THIS idiocy is unending…cleanup efforts are pitiful…..

    H.R. McMaster Translates Donald Trump’s Judicial System “Laughing Stock” Claim To Rattled Reporters At Press Briefing

    Thursday was Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s turn to play Trump Translator. The National Security Adviser got asked at the daily press briefing to explain to reporters the President’s tweets about the country’s criminal justice system. McMaster had come to talk about Trump’s trip to Asia.

    One day earlier, Trump told reporters, “we have to come up with punishment that is far quicker and far greater than these animals are getting right now” after a 29-year-old Uzbek native who came to this country in 2010 used a truck to kill eight pedestrians and bicyclists on a Manhattan bike path.

    “We need quick justice and strong justice, much quicker and stronger than we have now. What we have right now is a joke, and it’s a laughing stock. No wonder so much of this stuff takes place,” Trump added, shocking members of the press, who you’d think would be used to his performances by now.

    His all-caps jury-pool-tanting-ish “DEATH PENALTY!” tweets also seemed to rattle them somewhat.

    Understandably, they turned to McMaster to calm their frayed nerves.
    “What the President wants is to secure the American people from this threat and from mass murderers like this,” McMaster said soothingly.

    “What he has asked is for options to take a look at, to assess if our tremendous law enforcement teams and our judicial system has all the tools they need to be able to combat this threat to the American people.”
    “What we owe him now are options, to take a look at, to see if this is the time to reassess changing our capabilities in this area of law enforcement in particular,” he added.

    http://deadline.com/2017/11/donald-trump-mcmaster-laughing-stock-death-penalty-new-york-attack-terrorism-press-briefing-1202200535/

  • toastie postie

    Both morons. Though I think this time NY grew a bigger one with a spice of concentrated evil.

  • toastie postie

    Both morons. Though I think this time NY grew a bigger one with a spice of concentrated evil.

  • Beedyq

    And more idiocy…..no explanation suffices..

    Energy Dept. clarifies Perry’s sexual assault comments

    The Energy Department on Thursday said Secretary Rick Perry’s comments on fossil fuels and sexual assault were meant to highlight the importance of electricity to parts of Africa.

    “The secretary was making the important point that while many Americans take electricity for granted there are people in other countries who are impacted by their lack of electricity,” spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said in a statement.

    Perry said Thursday morning that fossil fuels could help prevent sexual assault in Africa by electrifying more of the continent.

    “When the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts,” he said. “From the standpoint of how you really affect people’s lives, fossil fuels are going to play a role in that. I happen to think it’s going to play a positive role.”

    Perry was in Africa last week for an energy conference. During his visit, he met with African groups and citizens who told him about the urgent need for electricity in impoverished parts of the continent.

    “One person told him about how light can be a deterrent to sexual assault and security in remote areas,” Hynes said.

    “Another leader told him about how women in their country have to go to the store every day for a new carton of milk because they don’t have a working refrigerator. Those powerful stories stuck with him and that is what he was sharing with the crowd in Washington today.”

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/energy-dept-clarifies-perrys-sexual-assault-comments/ar-AAun0TA?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

  • Erianthe

    And too much orange dye. You’d think we’re trying to grow evil, moronic carrots here.

  • toastie postie
  • Observer2

    What the POS wants is to secure American people from this threat and mass murderers like this?

    But, he’s OK with an American, that was white, wounding 500 hundred people and killing 59 with his guns that he bought.

    Sure, Johnny Apple Seed. Sure.

  • Observer2

    What the POS wants is to secure American people from this threat and mass murderers like this?

    But, he’s OK with an American, that was white, wounding 500 hundred people and killing 59 with his guns that he bought.

    Sure, Johnny Apple Seed. Sure.

  • Observer2

    What the POS wants is to secure American people from this threat and mass murderers like this?

    But, he’s OK with an American, that was white, wounding 500 hundred people and killing 59 with his guns that he bought.

    Sure, Johnny Apple Seed. Sure.

  • Erianthe

    LOL! That’s cute:).

  • Erianthe

    A man also just shot dead 3 people at Walmart in CO — does he get the same righteous indignation and death penalty tweet as the New York killer?

  • Erianthe

    A man also just shot dead 3 people at Walmart in CO — does he get the same righteous indignation and death penalty tweet as the New York killer?

  • Observer2

    No. He’ll get no mention, at all. Or if he does, it was done because of lack of compromise.

  • Observer2

    No. He’ll get no mention, at all. Or if he does, it was done because of lack of compromise.

  • tboz

    Congrats Angie. You deserve something for your hard work and dedication to this film. Other critical people can kick rocks.

  • Erianthe

    Lighting can possibly prevent and deter CRIME in poorly lit areas … but why does this buffoon specifically mentions sexual assault? And why specifically fossil fuels as that deterrent? Yes, Africa is in much need of inexpensive, accessible forms of energy, but Perry is pushing his oli-and-gas agenda to make money for his oil-and-gas-millionaire supporters. I’d push for sustainable, renewable forms of energy for much of Africa.

  • Passing Through

    This whole administration is like snowball rolling downhill…getting dirtier by the second…

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    These pics aren’t new???

  • PS712

    Has this a-hole been to Puerto Rico yet. I believe there are a few Americans? who are aware of the impact a lack of electricity has on their lives, don’t take it for granted and would like a working refrigerator.

    This guy is another insensitive member of this administration!

    And why does everything anyone says have to be explained later on?

  • sandra

    Bryan Singer is the next. Not a surprise.

  • sandra

    Bryan Singer is the next. Not a surprise.

  • Observer2

    No. They’re a few days old. The announcement is new.

  • Observer2

    Good. Was waiting for it with him. Last time, it got brushed under the rug pretty quickly.