Heard all the buzz about the first Asian to win the Best Director Oscar?
I didn't think so. But I clearly remember the buzz around Halle Berry winning Best Actress (not to begrudge her that, of course).
When looking in Google news for "first Asian" "Ang Lee" and "Best Director" I find the following venues with stories:
Journal Online, Phillipines
China Post, Taiwan
Radio Free Asia
Apparently, only Asians care about Asians. Maybe Lee should've started sobbing. Or gotten kissed by Adrien Brody - which might have been strangely appropriate.