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Golden Globe predictions: Awkwafina is set to make Globes history with ‘The Farewell’

Golden Globe predictions: Awkwafina is set to make Globes history with ‘The Farewell’

Awkwafina is the overwhelming frontrunner to take home the Golden Globe for Best Comedy/Musical Actress for “The Farewell,” which would not only give her her first Golden Globe but make her the first Asian winner in the category.

The rapper-turned-actress is just the sixth woman of Asian descent to be nominated here, following Machiko Kyo (1956’s “The Teahouse of the August Moon”), Miyoshi Umeki (1961’s “Flower Drum Song”), Yvonne Elliman (1973’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”), Hailee Steinfeld (2016’s “The Edge of Seventeen”), who’s of Filipino descent, and her “Crazy Rich Asians” (2018) co-star Constance Wu. None of the five won.

Like at the Oscars, the list of Asian Golden Globe acting winners isn’t very long. Japanese star Yoko Shimada was the first Asian performer, male or female, to prevail in any acting category at the Globes, winning for the 1980 miniseries “Shōgun”. Ben Kingsley, who’s British-Indian, took home Best

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