Awkwafina made history on Sunday night when she won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes for her work in “The Farewell”.
She is the first Asian lead actress to win in the category at the Globes.
Last year, Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress since 1980 to win for Best Actress in a TV Drama.
The star took to the stage after winning where she looked over her new award. “This is great, thank you, if I fall upon hard times I can sell this, so that’s good,” she joked.
She also thanked director Lulu Wang, “You gave me this chance, the chance of a lifetime.”
Things then turned to her father, Wally, who she dedicated her award to.
“I told you I would get a job, dad,” she added before also thanking her grandmother.
She added, “My best friend, the women who raised me. And to my mom, Tia. I always hoped she was watching from somewhere above and I hope she is watching now.”
Backstage, Awkwafina spoke to reporters where she remained quiet on her part in the new Marvel film “Shang-Chi”.
“I’m gonna go do that next, I love Destin (Daniel Cretton), I trust him and I think he’s an incredible director,” she said. “I don’t think say more about my character, but I hope she’s awesome.”