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Pre-Oscars Celebration___________________________________________South Asian Excellence

We had the opportunity to photograph Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Oscar Award winner Riz Ahmed whom celebrated South Asian excellence at Wednesday night party at United Talent Agency.

The duo, alongside hosts Kumail Nanjiani, Anjula Acharia, Maneesh K. Goyal, Shruti Ganguly and Netflix’s Bela Bajaria, led an event honoring the South Asian-led nominees recognized at this year’s Academy Awards.

Below are photos of the some of the attendees in the South Asian Hollywood community that are changing the landscape of Hollywood in their own artistic way. Aziz Ansari, Lilly Singh, and Kal Penn, Ahmed (Flee, The Long Goodbye), Oscar Award winner Joseph Patel (Summer of Soul), Suroosh Alvi (Flee) Pawo Choyning Dorji (Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom), Aneil Karia (The Long Goodbye), Elizabeth Mirzaei & Gulistan Mirzaei (Three Songs for Benazir), Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh & Anurima Bhargava (Writing with Fire), just to name a few. The event was sponsored by UTA, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Johnnie Walker, The South Asian Arts Resiliency Fund of The India Center and The Juggernaut.

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