Another celebrity just joined the winner’s circle, and we totally saw this “W” coming.
Tonight, television’s biggest stars gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles for the 77th annual Golden Globes. During the ceremony, Awkwafina won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) for playing Billi Wang in The Farewell.
She was up against Ana de Armas for Knives Out (played Marta Cabrera), Cate Blanchett for Where’d You Go, Bernadette (played Bernadette Fox), Beanie Feldstein for Booksmart (played Molly Davidson) and Emma Thompson for Late Night (played Katherine Newbury).
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) has been around since the late ’40s, though it was originally combined with the Drama category. Previous winners include Olivia Colman for The Favourite, Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird, Emma Stone for La La Land, Jennifer Lawrence for Joy and Silver Linings Playbook, Amy Adams for Big Eyes and American Hustle, Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn, Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right, Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia and Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky.
Streep currently holds the record for most nominations in this category, with a total of ten nods. She’s followed by Shirley MacLaine (nine) and Julie Andrews (eight).
BRB, currently looking for ways to score an invite to the after-party.