Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe best lead singer nomination, a initial Asian lady in 44 years to be named in a category.
Wu, who was nominated for her purpose in Crazy Rich Asians, pronounced she was “ecstatic though also in shock”.
The Hollywood film, a initial in 25 years to underline an all-Asian cast, also won a assignment for best film low-pitched or comedy.
It has so distant done around $238m (£186m) worldwide given a premiere in August.
The film’s director, Jon M Chu, tweeted that a twin nominations were a “proudest impulse of [his] career.”
Wu is competing with 4 other actresses for a pretension of best singer in a film low-pitched or comedy.
The final chairman of Asian skirmish nominated in a same difficulty was Yvonne Elliman, who scored a assignment for her purpose in “Jesus Christ Superstar” in 1974, according to a Hollywood Foreign Press Association, vocalization to CNN.
Wu pronounced she “didn’t think” she would be nominated.
“I’d never seen it occur to an Asian American lady before,” she told party opening ET. “So we didn’t consider [it would occur to me].”
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Author Kevin Kwan, whose book of a same name was blending into a movie, also congratulated Wu and a expel on a “historic nomination”.
The film tells a story of an Asian-American lady who gets a enlightenment startle assembly her boyfriend’s ultra-wealthy family in Singapore.
It was lauded by many and deliberate to be a large win for Asian-American illustration in Hollywood.