South Korean Bong Joon-ho, 50, helped make historical past by directing and co-writing Parasite, the satire on social class that received Finest International Language Movie – the primary South Korean film to triumph on the Golden Globe Awards. Awkwafina, 31 (actual identify Nora Lum), additionally made historical past by being the primary girl of Asian descent to win Finest Actress on the Golden Globes. She stars in The Farewell as Billi, an Asian-American torn between Chinese language traditions and Western instincts when her household decides to cover a terminal prognosis from her grandmother. Each wins are seen as important victories. Parasite, for breaking the dominance of Europe within the Finest International Language Movie, and Awkwafina’s win, for displaying that a movie might be set in Asia, utilizing an Asian language, and nonetheless be seen as American.