Golden Globes: Constance Wu is first Asian woman nominated in decades
|bbc.com 06 Dec 2018 at 20:31|
The film s director, Jon M Chu, tweeted that the twin nominations were the "proudest moment of [his] career."
Wu is competing with four other actresses for the title of best actress in a film musical or comedy.
The last person of Asian descent nominated in the same category was Yvonne Elliman, who scored a nomination for her role in "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 1974, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, speaking to CNN.
Wu said she "didn t think" she would be nominated.
"So I didn t think [it would happen to me]."
Author Kevin Kwan, whose book of the same name was adapted into the movie, also congratulated Wu and the cast on the "historic nomination".
The movie tells the story of an Asian-American woman who gets a culture shock meeting her boyfriend s ultra-wealthy family in Singapore.