FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 file photo, Sandra Oh poses for a portrait in Pasadena, Calif. This year’s Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening. The awards show telecast Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, on NBC will have a decidedly different feel with co-host Oh as the first ever Asian emcee and rom-com “Crazy Rich Asians” up for two nominations, including best comedy or musical. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Golden Globes another sign of value of Asian inclusion

January 05, 2019 - 12:33 pm

This year's Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from four years ago, when comedian Margaret Cho was the only Asian on stage the entire evening.

Some slammed her comedy bit as a North Korean film journalist who spoke in heavily accented English as awkward and racist.

Sunday's telecast on NBC will have a decidedly different feel with co-host Sandra Oh as the first ever Asian emcee and the rom-com "Crazy Rich Asians" up for two nominations, including best comedy or musical.

1961's "Flower Drum Song" was the last all-Asian film to get those kinds of nods.

The recognition may be confirmation of a seismic shift for Asians in Hollywood after decades of struggling to get starring roles while dealing with stereotypes and "whitewashing."

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