'The Farewell" star is the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe for lead actress in a comedy.
Nora Lum, better known by her stage name Awkwafina, made history at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, winning Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for lead role in The Farewell.
The comedic rapper turned actress is the first woman of Asian descent to win a Golden Globe in the category.
The Farewell, written and directed by Lulu Wang, marks Awkwafina's dramatic lead debut. She stars as Billi, a Chinese American woman who travels back to China to say goodbye to her terminally grandmother — whose family has chosen not to tell her that she's sick — under the guise of a hastily planned wedding.
The Golden Globe marks Awkwafina's first nomination and first win at the annual awards ceremony, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.