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EntertainmentWu 'in shock' over Golden Globes nomination

07:45  07 december  2018
07:45  07 december  2018 Source:   bbc.com

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Golden Globes : 2019 nominations in full Lady Gaga up for best actress Globe Why Crazy Rich ns could never please all Crazy Rich ns underwhelms 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 2019 Golden Globe nominations were announced live Thursday morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. © Getty Images Wu said she 'didn't think' she would be nominated Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe best lead actress nomination , the first Asian woman in 44 years to be named in the

Wu 'in shock' over Golden Globes nomination© Getty Images Wu said she 'didn't think' she would be nominated Constance Wu has scored a Golden Globe best lead actress nomination, the first Asian woman in 44 years to be named in the category.

Wu, who was nominated for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, said she was "ecstatic but also in shock".

The Hollywood film, the first in 25 years to feature an all-Asian cast, also won a nomination for best film musical or comedy.

It has so far made around $238m (£186m) worldwide since its premiere in August.

The film's director, Jon M Chu, tweeted that the twin nominations were the "proudest moment of [his] career."

https://twitter.com/ConstanceWu/status/1070697436341919744

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"Crazy Rich Asians" actress Constance Wu is making history with her Golden Globes nomination for best actress is a motion picture, musical or comedy. I’m ecstatic but also in shock ! Thank you @ goldenglobes !!! Director Jon Chu said he called Wu over and over about the nomination .

Nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe awards were announced Thursday morning, and the full list of I’m ecstatic but also in shock ! Thank you @ goldenglobes !!! “I am over the moon about the nomination for A Private War!! It is moving that the question Marie Colvin asked so much about

Wu is competing with four other actresses for the title of best actress in a film musical or comedy.

Wu 'in shock' over Golden Globes nomination© Getty Images Wu said she 'didn't think' she would be nominated

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.

"I'd never seen it happen to an Asian American woman before," she told entertainment outlet ET. "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.

It was lauded by many and considered to be a big win for Asian-American representation in Hollywood.

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