(CNN)Awkwafina has made Golden Globes historical past.
“The Farewell” star is the 1st performer of Asian descent to earn a Golden World Award in a direct actress film category.
She’s only the sixth female of Asian descent to be nominated in the guide actress in a musical or comedy class.
The other folks ended up Machiko Kyo (1956’s “The Teahouse of the August Moon”), Miyoshi Umeki (1961’s “Flower Drum Song”), Yvonne Elliman (1973’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”), and Constance Wu (2018). Hailee Steinfeld, whose mother is of Filipino descent, was all nominated for her operate in “Edge of Seventeen.”
Wu’s nomination past year was noteworthy for ending a disappointing drought of feminine nominees of Asian descent that lasted nearly 50 percent a century.
Awkwafina joins a smaller team of performers of Asian lineage who have gained Golden Globe awards because the exhibit began. Sandra Oh is the only performer of Asian descent to have won 2 times.
“The Farewell,” which capabilities as predominantly Asian cast, tells the tale of a young woman named Billi (Awkwafina) whose family members decides to keep news of a terminal diagnosis from the family’s elder matriarch, Billi’s grandmother Nai Nai (Shuzhen Zhao).
Author and director Lulu Wang adapted a particular tale she very first informed on NPR’s “This American Daily life.”
In her acceptance speech, Awkwafina reported Wang gave her “the likelihood of a life time” and “taught me so considerably.”
She focused her award to her father.
“I informed you I’d get a position, dad.”