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Awkwafina Hosted ‘SNL,’ So Her ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Co-Stars Threw A Viewing Party

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Appearing on Saturday Night Live is a dream come true for many talented people. If the time comes, many friends will tune in to watch their friend’s unforgettable performance. One rising star made history with their SNL appearance, and their co-stars did something special for them.

Born To Make History

New York City rapper/actress Nora Lum, who is best known as Awkwafina, has had a massive 2018 so far. This past summer, she was seen in the box office hits Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians. Her performance in Crazy Rich Asians gained critical acclaim from The Daily Telegraph and Time. She also was shortlisted for Comedy Movie Star of 2018 at the People’s Choice Awards.

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Awkwafina appeared on the October 6th episode Saturday Night Live as a host. This marked the first time in nearly 18 years that an Asian woman hosted the show. In late 2000, Lucy Liu took hosting duties.

Cheering Her On

Awkwafina’s Crazy Rich Asians‘ co-stars decided to throw a watching party for the occasion. Constance Wu, Harry Shum Jr., Chris Pang, and Jimmy O. Yang got together to watch their friend in action. Wu posted a photo of the gathering on Instagram with the caption, “It’s an AWKWAFINA PARTY!!! We love you Nora you killed it!”

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They weren’t the only cast members hyping up Awkwafina’s gig. Gemma Chan, Ronny Chieng, Henry Golding, and Ken Jeong posted their own statements on social media. “Thank you for inspiring us all by just being yourself,” Jeong said on Instagram.

Cementing Her Legacy

Awkwafina’s not done yet in terms of world domination. She’s slated to be in The Angry Birds Movie 2, which releases on September 6, 2019. The actress will also work on a yet to be announced film with director Lulu Wang.

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On the music side, she be promoting her latest studio album In Fina We Trust.

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