Golden Globes 2020: Wins by Awkwafina and 1917 prove the awards can still surprise

Awakwafina won Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy while Sam Mendes picked up the Best Director prize for his work on 1917 at the Golden Globes. PHOTOS: AFP
Brad Pitt's Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood showed the Golden Globes preference for brand recognition over performance. PHOTO: AFP
Olivia Colman was named Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama for The Crown while Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Marriage Story. PHOTOS: REUTERS, EPA-EFE
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SINGAPORE - Asia came into the spotlight at the 77th Golden Globes.

Bong Joon-ho's Parasite was named Best Foreign Language Film, the first South Korean movie to win that accolade at the Globes, while Awkwafina, star of hit indie family drama The Farewell, became the first woman of Asian descent to win best actress in a comedy or musical.

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