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2020 Golden Globes

Awkwafina makes history with Golden Globes win for The Farewell

The Farewell

Awkwafina just made history at the Golden Globes.

The star of The Farewell picked up the Golden Globe on Sunday for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, becoming the first woman of Asian descent to ever win in this category, The Los Angeles Times reports.

In fact, Awkwafina is only the sixth performer of Asian descent to have been nominated in this Golden Globes category after Constance Wu, Hailee Steinfeld, Yvonne Elliman, Miyoshi Umeki, and Machiko Kyo, Gold Derby reports. Wu was the most recent of these performers to be in contention, having been nominated last year for Crazy Rich Asians.

This comes after Sandra Oh made history at last year's show by becoming the first woman of Asian descent to ever win multiple Golden Globes.