Entertainment Sandra Oh Makes History with Killing Eve Emmy Nomination

20:55  12 july  2018
20:55  12 july  2018 Source:   tvguide.com

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Sandra Oh has two reasons to celebrate: Not only did she earn an Emmy nomination for her first leading role, but she also made history for being the first person of Asian descent to be Even when she accepted her role in " Killing Eve ," Oh said she automatically assumed it wasn't for the lead role.

Sandra Oh has been killing it on BBC America’s Killing Eve , and now she’s killing it at the Emmys. Oh , 46, has received five Emmy nominations in the past, but they’ve all be in a supporting actress capacity for Grey’s Anatomy.

Sandra Oh standing in front of a building: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve | Photo Credits: Sophie Mutevelian/BBC America© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Sandra Oh, Killing Eve | Photo Credits: Sophie Mutevelian/BBC America

Sandra Oh added a sixth Emmy nomination on Wednesday morning, but she also made history.

After five previous nominations in the Supporting Actress category for Grey's Anatomy, Oh nabbed her first nomination for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve. She's the first woman of Asian descent to so. That sounds crazy, right? However, the Emmys have a pretty white history.

Only one Latina woman has ever been nominated in the category -- Rita Moreno in 1979 for The Rockford Files -- and only six black women. Viola Davis was the first woman of color to win a Primtime Emmy for Leading Actress in a drama in 2015.

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The 2018 Emmy Nominations were just released and actress Sandra Oh got a nod for her work on the show Killing Eve . As it happens, this nomination makes history and her fans are going wild over what this means.

The Killing Eve star is the very first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for this award. Sandra Oh ’s nomination for lead actress in a drama represents the first time an Asian woman has ever been given the opportunity to compete in that category.

Oh is also the only woman of color nominated in the category this year. Her fellow nominees are Claire Foy for The Crown, Keri Russell for The Americans, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, Evan Rachel Wood for Westworld and last year's winner Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid's Tale.

Oh wasn't the only one to make history in this year's Emmy nominations. Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage became the most nominated actor for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama and could tie Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul's wins for the category.

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