When Bowen Yang finally joined the cast of Saturday Night Live after a year of being one of the show's writers, he already made history as the first Chinese American cast member to join. And he's making history again.
Yang snagged an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live, this also makes him the first featured player (a cast member who joined for two seasons) in the show's history to be nominated for an Emmy.
If Yang gets the award, he'll be the third Asian star to win in one of the major acting categories after Riz Ahmed for The Night Of in 2017 and Archie Panjabi for The Good Wife in 2010. Aziz Ansari was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Master of None, though his two wins were not acting awards but for writing and directing the comedy series.