Awkwafina, the Asian-blooded actress who just won the Golden Globe Award on Thursday (US time) continues to be named by the ‘Oscar UK’ Judging Council (BAFTA) in the category of prospective stars.
Awkwafina (Nora Lum’s stage name), a female star whose father is of American and Chinese blood, and a Korean immigrant mother, became the first Asian-American actress to win the Best Actress at the Golden Globe Awards 2020. The role of the granddaughter with cancer in The Farewell helped the star born in 1988 to bring back the prestigious gold statue of his career.
The Farewell once again helped the name Awkwafina star attract attention in the English-speaking film community. Speaking at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, she thanked her family, A24 studio and especially female director Lulu Wang for enabling her to shine.
According to Reuters, recognizing the efforts and dedication of the female artist in the English-speaking film community, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA, also known as the “British Oscar”) has decided intends to name the 31-year-old actress in the category of promising stars of this award. Artists nominated for a Promising Star must meet the criteria of showing a rare talent for acting in the past year and persuading the British filmmaking community.
Awkwafina is an Asian-American actress who has earned a reputation for acting in recent years. Having stepped into cinema since 2016, she has made her mark in supporting roles in the film Ocean’s 8 (2018) and the English-speaking Asian film Crazy Rich Asians (2018), which scored 69% and 91% on Rotten Tomatoes, respectively.
She really shined through The Farewell, which is directed by the female American – Chinese Lulu Wang favor for many acting lands. The film was popular with Western critics, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the recent Golden Globe Awards, but was beaten by the Korean parasite.
In The Farewell, when she learned that her grandmother had cancer, the character of her granddaughter Awkwafina immediately returned to China to see her for the last time. Her role was praised by film critics, helping her compete with Western stars in the BAFTA 2020 nomination.
Besides filming movies, Awkwafina also acted in dramas. More specifically, the female artist born in New York (USA) is also an active writer, singer and environmental activist. Previously at the BAFTA 2019, Marvel’s Black Panther actress Letitia Wright was honored with the Promising Star award. The BAFTA 2020 awards ceremony will name the worthy artist on the next 2.2 in London (UK).