Making history at the Golden Globes are Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.
Wong and Yeun, who are the first performers of Asian heritage to win in their respective categories, were recognized on Sunday with golden statuettes for best actress and actor, respectively, in a limited series, for their roles in Netflix’s road rage thriller “Beef.”
Both Yeun and Wong received their first nominations and victory on Sunday with the dual recognition.
The friendships Wong formed on site “will always be the best thing that came out of ‘Beef,'” she said in her address as she praised Yeun, the actors, and the crew.
In addition, Wong expressed gratitude to her ex-husband Justin Hakuta, with whom she has two children, adding, “I can be a working mother because of you.”
Yeun made humorous allusion to the Disney film “Frozen” while speaking about his kids.
“The story I usually tell to myself is one of isolation and separateness. And then you come up here and you have this moment and you can only just think about everyone else,” Yeun said, adding with a laugh, “And that feels like the plot of ‘Frozen.’”
He went on to say, “I’m just so thankful. I am just the recipient of a long line of compassionate love and protection and goodwill so, I appreciate this.”
With great praise from critics, “Beef’s” first season made its Netflix premiere in April.