2019 Golden Globe: Constance Wu first Asian woman in 44 years to be nominated

Last Updated: Dec 07 2018 13:11

HOLLYWOOD- For the first time in 44 years, an Asian woman has been nominated for the Golden Globe best actress in a film musical or comedy award.

Constance Wu has received the nomination for her role as Rachel Chu in Crazy Rich Asians, the first Hollywood film to feature an all Asian ensemble in 25 years.

The last person of Asian descent nominated in the same category was Yvonne Elliman for her role in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in 1974.

An ecstatic Wu said, “I'd never seen it happen to an Asian American woman before. So I didn't think [it would happen to me].”

Wu is competing with four other actresses for the award. These are Charlize Theron, Elsie Fisher, Emily Blunt and Olivia Colman.

Crazy Rich Asians adapted from Kevin Kwan’s eponymous novel has also won a nomination for best film musical or comedy.