Last night was a big night for Awkwafina. Not only did she crush it in a chic Dior skirt suit, but she also made Golden Globes history.
The 31-year-old The Farewell star became the first woman of Asian descent to win a Globe for Lead Actress in a Movie Comedy/Musical.
After her monumental win, Awkwafina opened up about how it felt to achieve that major first. “I actually just heard that fact, and it was pretty mind-blowing,” the rapper turned actress told The Los Angeles Times. “It feels incredible, but I think there’s also this other feeling that you want there to be more. I hope this is just the beginning.”
Awkwafina is no stranger to getting attention for her roles. She was a fan favorite as Peik Lin in Crazy Rich Asians and also garnered fan praise as Constance in Ocean’s Eight. The Farewell, however, was the actress’s first foray into a more dramatic role (yes, the movie was submitted in the comedy/musical category, but still). Written and directed by Lulu Wang, the film centers on Billi (Awkwafina), an American woman who receives a terminal diagnosis but decides to keep the news from her grandmother in China.