January 5, 2020
Congratulations to Nora Lum, known professionally as Awkwafina. She is the first Asian American to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress!
Awkwafina won for her role in "The Farewell" in the category of Best Performance in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards.
Here is a Youtube.com link to her acceptance speech.
(Photo credit: The Farewell / A24)
Her role in 2019's "The Farewell" follows her breakout role as Peik Lin in 2018's 'Crazy Rich Asians' which made her a globally known actress to watch. 'Crazy, Rich Asians' also catapulted her into another Hollywood movie, "Ocean's Eight' with cast mates Cate Blanchette, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna.
(Photo credit: Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Pictures)
After her 2018 breakout role in Warner Bros feature film "Crazy, Rich Asians," the first Hollywood movie with an all Asian cast in 26 years since "Joy Luck Club" Awkwafina played a pick pocket in Ocean's 8 with cast mates
(Photo credit: Warner Bros/Barry Wetcher)
Prior to her breakout role in "Crazy, Rich Asians" she was best known as a popular Youtube star where she posted her rap videos and comedic routines.