On Thursday, the 36-year-old actress nabbed a Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy nomination for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, marking the first time in more than 40 years that an Asian woman has scored the honor. The film itself was also nominated for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
Prior to Wu, Yvonne Elliman was just the third Asian woman to score a nod in the category for her work in Jesus Christ Superstar in 1974. Miyoshi Umeki came before her, getting a nomination in the category for her role in Flower Drum Song at the 1962 ceremony. The 1956 awards show marked the first nomination for an Asian woman in the category, when Machiko Kyo was recognized for starring in The Teahouse of the August Moon.
If Wu winds up with the Globe this year -- she's facing off against Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Elsie Fisher and Olivia Colman -- she'll be the first Asian woman to win the category.
In a statement to ET, Jon M. Chu, the director of Crazy Rich Asians, expressed great excitement over both Wu's and the film's nominations.
“Can I put emojis in a quote? Because ???????? Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think our movie would be embraced to this magnitude by the audience and now the HFPA," Chu said. "What an honor to be included on such a beautiful list of diverse human experience stories amongst storytellers I have looked up to my entire life. I could not be more proud of our movie, our cast, our community and our industry. In response to Eleanor Young, we were always good enough.”
Wu was delighted by Thursday's happy news, which she found out a bit after everyone else thanks to a technological mishap.
"What a morning to have had my phone on Do Not Disturb Mode till now," she quipped in a tweet. "I’m ecstatic but also in shock! Thank you @goldenglobes !!!"
What a morning to have had my phone on Do Not Disturb Mode till now... I’m ecstatic but also in shock! Thank you @goldenglobes !!!
In a tweet on Thursday, Chu revealed his method for getting the news to Wu. "I jumped up and ran around the couch with my baby this morning when I heard," he wrote. "Then I called you over and over until you woke up! So proud. So happy!"
I jumped up and ran around the couch with my baby this morning when I heard... then I called you over and over until you woke up! So proud. So happy! https://t.co/1N7rXFkXsQ
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By Zach Seemayer Pete Davidson once again sat down for a "Weekend Update" segment on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and the acerbic comic brought out fellow comedian (and former SNL writer) John Mulaney to talk about the new Clint Eastwood movie The Mule. Before they pair could get to their analysis of the drug-running drama, however, Davidson once again plumbed the depths of his personal life for an off-colored joked about his high-profile suicide scare last month. "I've bee...
Pete Davidson once again sat down for a "Weekend Update" segment on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and the acerbic comic brought out fellow comedian (and former SNL writer) John Mulaney to talk about the new Clint Eastwood movie The Mule.
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By Zach Seemayer Saturday Night Live returned from their holiday hiatus over the weekend, with a politically charged Cold Open mocking the ongoing government shutdown. Alec Baldwin once again reprised his well-worn Donald Trump impression for a special edition of Deal of No Deal: Government Shutdown Edition, hosted by Steve Harvey (Kenan Thompson), who explained that they were getting the president to pay attention to the problem "in the only format you'd understand: A TV game show f...
Saturday Night Live returned from their holiday hiatus over the weekend, with a politically charged Cold Open mocking the ongoing government shutdown.
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By CBS News U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin died by suicide Friday, one day after being suspended from the sport over unspecified allegations. "We are stunned at the news of the death of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin," U.S. Figure Skating said in a statement Saturday. "Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies are with his father Mike, sister Angela and the rest of his family. Out of respect to the family, we will have no further comment until a later time." In a ...
U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin died by suicide Friday, one day after being suspended from the sport over unspecified allegations.
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By Jennifer Drysdale A little birdie says Jessica Simpson might just be naming her daughter Birdie. That's what fans are thinking, after the pregnant fashion designer's latest Instagram post from her baby shower on Saturday. Simpson poses alongside her 6-year-old daughter, Maxwell, in the pic, in front of a sign that reads "Birdie's Nest." The blonde beauty captioned her photo with the phrase as well, alongside two green heart emojis. "Do we think the babies [sic] name will be Bir...
A little birdie says Jessica Simpson might just be naming her daughter Birdie.
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Warning! Some mild spoilers ahead for The Punisher season 2.
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Ciara and Russell Wilson seem to be taking the high road.