Just in: Top grossing rom-com ‘Crazy Rich Asians‘ directed by Jon M. Chu is ending the year with two Golden Globes nominations and one big win in our hearts: recognition for Asian-American-led works. The two nominations include Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for the film, and Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category for Constance Wu‘s role as Rachel Chu in the box office hit.
Wu’s first ever Golden Globes nomination is all the more notable because she is the first Asian woman in decades to be recognized in a lead acting category. The last nomination in the same category happened back in 1974 for Yvonne Elliman‘s role in rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar“.
‘Crazy Rich Asians‘ has showcased and represented Asian pride and inclusivity on so many fronts—we can only keep our fingers crossed for a history-making moment on the day of the awards!