‘The Farewell’s’ Awkwafina is the 6th Asian performer to get a Best Comedy/Musical Actress Golden Globe nomination

‘The Farewell’s’ Awkwafina is the 6th Asian performer to get a Best Comedy/Musical Actress Golden Globe nomination
A year after her “Crazy Rich Asians” co-star Constance Wu made the cut, Awkwafina received a Best Comedy/Musical Actress Golden Globe nomination on Monday, becoming just the sixth actress of Asian descent to be shortlisted in the category.

The rapper/actress joins Wu, Hailee Steinfeld (2016’s “The Edge of Seventeen”), who’s of Filipino descent, Yvonne Elliman (1973’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”), Miyoshi Umeki (1961’s “Flower Drum Song”) and Machiko Kyo (“1956’s “The Teahouse of the August Moon”).

Wu was in contention for second straight nomination with “Hustlers” and was predicted to get one in our odds, but she was snubbed in favor of Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”), Cate Blanchett, Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”) and Emma Thompson (“Late Night”). Had Wu gotten in, it would’ve marked the second time in Globes history with two Asian actors in the same category; the first time occurred when Cambodian doctor-turned-actor Haing S. Ngor
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