Awkwafina at the Golden Globes – level 2

10-01-2020 15:00

Actress Akwafina acted in movies like “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8.” On Sunday, she won a Golden Globe for best actress in the movie “The Farewell.”

This made history because she was the first woman of Asian descent to win this award.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) said that “The Farewell” was a comedy, but it was also Awkwafina’s first dramatic role. Critics acclaimed the movie, but the HFPA said that it could not win for best comedy because more than half of the movie is in Mandarin instead of English.

Difficult words: make history (to be the first time that something happens), descent (background, where your family or relatives come from in the world), acclaim (to talk about positively).

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