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.”

This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Michelle Yeoh in a scene from the film
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Michelle Yeoh in a scene from the film “Crazy Rich Asians. (Sanja Bucko/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

Source: The Associated Press