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May 21-23, 2021

Brought to you by LIONS SHARE, The LION AWARDS is the first ever peoples' choice charity awards show that celebrates and uplifts Asian and Asian diaspora creators of all types!

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Podcast Presented by Asian Podcast Network Podcasts led by Asian hosts and/or producers
  • Brown People We Know
  • Vietnamese Boat People
  • Restaurant Of The Year Presented by MAMA Asian-owned restaurants making an impact in their communities
  • Holy Basil
  • Album Of The Year Presented by Traktivist Albums released in 2020 - 2021 by artists with 3m+ monthly active listeners on Spotify
  • Nectar -Joji
  • Business of the Year Presented by Asian Hustle Network Asian-owned businesses founded 2019 or later
  • Hot Banana Games
  • Streamer of the Year Presented by Twitch Asian Guild Asian Twitch creators of all categories and games
  • /joeykaotyk
  • Breakout Project of the Year Presented by Ones To Watch Projects released in 2020 - 2021 by artists with fewer than 3m monthly active listeners on Spotify
  • Tiffany Day - The Recovery Project
  • Film of the Year Presented by CAPE Director, producer or writer of Asian descent, both narrative and documentary
  • “Over the Moon” (Gennie Rim, Peilin Chou, Janet Yang, producers)
  • The IMPACT Award Presented by Hate is a Virus Non-profit or community organization making a difference
  • AAPI Women Lead
  • Monsoon Asian and Pacific Islanders
  • Raksha, Inc.
  • Sakhi for South Asian Women
  • Vietlead
  • Music Video of the Year Presented by Free The Work Music videos with Asian directors
  • “sad day” - FKA Twigs dir: Hiro Murai
  • Breakout Artist of the Year Presented by Asian American Collective Emerging artists who made a splash in 2020-2021
  • Guapdad 4000



    The LION AWARDS features 12 celebrity guest judges and 10 awards, each presented by exemplary organizations of varying creative focuses.

    Now more than ever, it's important for us to show solidarity and celebrate our culture.

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    Our Mission

    Inclusion Over Representation. We're on screen and on stage more than ever before, but we're tired of playing sidekicks. It's time to take our seat at the table and showcase Asians' undeniable creative contributions to the world.

    Diversity. We are not a monolith. Let's celebrate the diversity of our cultures, experiences and creativity.

    Unity. We've come a long way building our communities and crafts. Now is the time to bring them together to celebrate and uplift us all.

    Giving Back. The LION AWARDS aims to raise $50,000 for Hate Is A Virus, supporting the mobilizers and amplifiers making a difference on the ground.