Constance Wu received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, the first Asian female for 44 years named in the category.
Wu, who was nominated for her role in Crazy Rich Asians, said she was "enthusiastic" but also in shock. "
The Hollywood movie, the first of all Asian actors for 25 years, also received a nomination for the best film musical or comedy.
Since its premiere in August, it has earned approximately $ 238 million (£ 1
The film's director, Jon M Chu, tweeted that the double nominations were "the proudest Moment of Career [his] were. "
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The last person of Asian descent nominated in the same category was Yvonne Elliman, who was nominated for her role in "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 1974, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association spoke to CNN.
Wu said she "did not think" she would be nominated would.
"I've never seen it happen to an Asian American," she told the entertainment store ET. "So I did not think [it would happen to me]."
The author Kevin Kwan, whose book of the same name was included in the film, congratulated Wu and the cast also to the "historical nomination".
The film tells the story of an Asian-American woman experiencing a culture shock when she meets the extremely rich family of her friend in Singapore.
It was praised by many and regarded as a big win for the Asian American representation in Hollywood.