January 2020

Awkwafina Claims Historic Win at 2020 Golden Globes

On Sunday night, Awkwafina won the award for best actress in a musical or comedy for her performance in ‘The Farewell.’. It was her first time attending and being nominated for a Golden Globe. . With her win, Awkwafina became the first performer of Asian descent to ever win the award, a fact she calls “mind-blowing.”. I just heard that fact and it was pretty mind blowing … There’s also this other feeling that you want there to be more, and I hope this is just the beginning, Awkwafina, via 'Variety'. Only five women of Asian descent had ever been nominated in the category before her. . Machiko Kyō in 1957, Miyoshi Umeki in 1962, Yvonne Elliman in 1974, Hailee Steinfeld in 2017 and Constance Wu in 2019. . In her acceptance speech, Awkwafina thanked the film’s director, Lulu Wang, for the “chance of a lifetime.”. You gave me this chance, the chance of a lifetime and you taught me so much. Just filming the story, being with you was incredible, Awkwafina, via ‘GMA’