Oh thanked her fellow actors on the show, as well as her parents, who were in the audience cheering her on. She is the first Asian woman to take home the award since Yoko Shimada first won in for her role in Shogun. At the beginning of the night, during the opening monologue, Oh took a moment to reflect on the diversity of this year's various TV shows and movies, from Crazy Rich Asians , to Black Panther , to Pose. In addition to nabbing this prestigious accolade, she was also the first Asian woman to host the Golden Globes, an awards season staple that's been operating since the early s. A huge word-of-mouth hit for BBC America, Killing Eve saw Oh play the role of an intelligence officer in England who becomes obsessed with tracking down the psychopathic woman assassin Villanelle Jodie Comer.
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As with many minority groups, Asian actors are woefully underrepresented on-screen, particularly in leading roles. Of the top films in , 65 had no speaking roles for Asian or Asian-American females. The movie, which hits U. But in a cast of scene-stealers, it is Awkwafina born Nora Lum , the internet personality, rapper and actress, who walks away with the most laughs. Representation starts both in front of and behind the camera. So I think for any minority group, you need to have writers who can reflect those stories and tell them honestly. Take a chance on opening up roles, even leads, for actors of color.
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Even if the industry still has a long way to go — for instance, the major issue of whitewashing or casting white actors in Asian roles — it's comforting to watch these young stars kill it on the big screen. From Fresh Off the Boat 's modern Asian family to this year's majority-Asian cast in Crazy Rich Asians , the importance of appealing to all audiences is finally starting to become a priority for producers. And it's about time.