Highly, highly over-sensitive? Sorry, but I don't understand.
You could go ahead and keep the award under the label "Non-American" - but the awards are (seemingly?) undergoing some reconfiguration. My request was not an attack on America, but rather meant to appreciate the plurality and multifaceted world we live in - where objectifying binary oppositions such as "American" and "Non-American" just seem silly. I don't know anyone who constructs their identity as "Non-American".
Therefore, I thought that clicking the backspace a few times, and entering in some new characters that better reflected that idea was a harmless request since the future of the awards are being put under a closer microscope. The fact that you took the time to reply to such a request at all (and in the manner you did) is quite telling.