Historic wins for Asian at the 77th Golden Globe Awards

The 77th Golden Globe awards is Hollywood’s first top awards night of the new decade — and it was once again loudly cheered and attended by some of the industry’s biggest stars.

British comedian Ricky Gervais, as expected, took time to roast Hollywood stars and even the foreign press members who invited him to host for the fifth time.

Among the big winners:

Renee Zellwegger won for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama category

Joaquin Phoenix who won best actor for “Joker” in the same category.

Brad Pitt paid tribute to “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” costar Leonardo DiCaprio in his acceptance speech for best-supporting actor.

Tom Hanks received the Cecil B. Demille lifetime achievement award, and later revealed backstage that he will finally play a villain in one of his upcoming roles.

Saturday night live comedian Kate McKinnon also presented the Carol Burnett award to Ellen DeGeneres.

But it was a historic moment for Asians at the Golden Globes, with Awkwafina becoming the first Asian woman to win Best Performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy for the Chinese-American movie “The Farewell.”

“Parasite” from South Korea won best foreign language film.

After the Golden Globes, Hollywood will turn its attention to the screen actor guild awards to be held on January 19.

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