Awkwafina makes history at Golden Globe Awards

Sunday night, Awkwafina became the first Asian American actress to win a Golden Globe in the Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category, for her tragicomic role in Lulu Wang’s The Farewell (2019), according to Deadline. Wang’s semiautobiographical film is about a Chinese American woman returning to China to say goodbye to her terminally ill grandmother; Awkwafina thanked Zhao Shuzhen, her onscreen grandmother, as well as the real-life grandmother who raised her, during her acceptance speech. Backstage, Awkwafina said of the history-making win, “I actually heard that fact and it was pretty mind-blowing. It feels incredible… but you want there to be more. I hope this is only the beginning.”