Awkwafina is the odds on favorite to win a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy.
If she wins, she would be the first Asian winner in the category. According to Gold Derby, Machiko Kyo (1956’s The Teahouse of the August Moon), Miyoshi Umeki (1961’s Flower Drum Song), Yvonne Elliman (1973’s Jesus Christ Superstar), Hailee Steinfeld (2016’s The Edge of Seventeen), who’s of Filipino descent, and Awkwafina’s Crazy Rich Asians (2018) co-star Constance Wu have all been nominated, but none have won.
Gold Derby set the odds of an Awkwafina victory at 16/5. That’s followed by Ana De Armas (Knives Out) at 39/10 and Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart) 4/1. Rounding out the field are Emma Thompson (Late Night) and Cate Blanchett (Where’d You Go, Bernadette).
Entertainment Tonight agrees. The TV entertainment show suggests Armas and Feldstein are also contenders, but says “we’re going with Awkwafina though, whose awards season run could continue to the Oscars.”
Vanity Fair called Awkwafina the “power player” in the category when predicting the nominees prior to the official December 9 category. It also predicted Constance Wu would win a nomination as well, but that didn’t happen.
We’ll learn who the real winner is this coming Sunday January 5 when the Golden Globes airs on NBC.
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