On Sunday, Awkwafina became the first Asian-American woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
The 31-year-old took home the honor for her role in “The Farewell,” in which she plays an aspiring writer who travels to China for a bittersweet family gathering.
While referencing her statue, Awkwafina — born Nora Lum — joked onstage, “If anything, if I fall upon hard times, we can sell this, so that’s good.”
“I’d like to dedicate this to my dad, Wally. I told you I’d get a job, Dad," she said in her acceptance speech. "And to my grandma, my best friend, the woman who raised me. And to my mother, Tia, who I always hoped was watching from somewhere above, and I hope that she’s watching now.”
On Monday’s live episode of “The Real,” Jeannie Mai, Loni Love, Adrienne Houghton, Tamera Mowry-Housley and new co-host Amanda Seales reacted to the actress’ historic victory.
“This is huge,” Love exclaimed.
“I was so touched by how she accepted the award. When you watch her, you see the shock, and you see her embrace all the family members and the people that were part of the film,” Mai noted. “When you’re a minority member, and you win something like that, it’s not about you — you won it for your people.”
On Monday, Awkwafina posted a picture of herself — wearing a Dior Couture Spring-Summer 2019 ensemble — from the ceremony. While thanking her team, she added the caption, “No words to explain. But Here’s to everyone next.”