Awkwafina is hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’

Awkwafina is hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’

'Crazy Rich Asians' and 'Ocean's 8' star will be the first Asian American woman to host in 18 years.

Rapper/actress Awakwafina, recently seen stealing scene after scene as Peik Lin Goh in the box office smash Crazy Rich Asians, will host the upcoming October 6 episode of Saturday Night Live.

By our rough count, that makes Awkwafina — aka Queens-bred Nora Lum — one of only a handful of Asian American hosts in the perennial NBC sketch show's 43-plus-season, 851-episode history. In fact, it's been eighteen years since an Asian American woman hosted SNL: Lucy Liu appeared on December 16, 2000.

Saturday Night Live officially announced the lineup Thursday on Twitter, sharing a photo of Post-It notes listing the first three hosts and musical acts of the upcoming 44th season.

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