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Insider Roundup: Awkwafina Makes Golden Globe History & More

First Monday mood


Happy first Monday of the year-slash-decade! It’s already proven to be quite eventful, as the Golden Globe Awards were handed out just this morning. From the most stunning red carpet looks to the heartwarming acceptance speeches, the Golden Globes served a lot of noteworthy moments that you should know. On a more serious note, Australia is currently suffering from one of the worst bushfires in recent history. Read on to stay updated on the latest news.


Awkwafina makes Golden Globe history




Awkwafina of Crazy Rich Asians fame made history this morning. She is officially the very first winner of the Best Performance by an Actress in a musical or comedy with Asian descent. This was awarded for her performance as Billi in The Farewell, a film about a Chinese family who prepares a wedding to gather all their relatives before the family’s matriarch dies — all without her knowledge of her illness.

The Golden Globe Awards was held this morning




The awards season kicks off with the annual Golden Globe Awards. In case you missed it, Ricky Gervais was back to host, Laura Dern won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama for Marriage Story, and Parasite was declared the Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language. However, we noticed that there was a lack of female nominees in the Best Director category despite Greta Gerwig’s amazing work with Little Women, Lulu Wang for The Farewell, Marielle Heller with A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, and Lorene Scafaria for Hustlers. It’s certainly not a case of lack of options or talent.


Australia is suffering from one of the deadliest bushfires in recent history




The skies are blood red. The air is cloying. Over the weekend, southeastern Australia caught fire from climate change-related causes. It’s reported to be worse than the previous case of the Amazon Rainforest last year. Around 130 wildfires continue to burn the state of New South Wales while its neighbouring state of Victoria is now up to 31. While firefighters and emergency services continue to evacuate residents and wildlife — including the disease-free koala population which is feared to have been more than halved with this tragedy — you could also help in the relief services by donating to these causes.

Kylie Jenner debuted a new hair colour




Just a few days into the year, the billionaire entrepreneur is already making waves. She’s been known to switch hair colours every now and then, from shades like icy blue to bright pink. In a photo posted last Friday night, she showed off her bright lemon-yellow waist-length hair. She paired her showstopping tresses with an equally bright yellow purse and a body-hugging mini dress.


Shimmer with power from Tom Ford Beauty’s Soleil Neige Collection




Inspired by the reflection of sunshine on fresh snow, Tom Ford Beauty’s latest collection offers beautiful shimmers that illuminate your skin. It includes a new Eau de parfum, some eyeshadow quads, a poppin’ highlighter, metallic cream shadows, and shimmering body oil. You will truly glow from head to toe.


(Cover photo from: commons.wikimedia.com)


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