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Sandra Oh Makes History as First Asian Woman to Earn Best Actress Emmy Nomination

Sandra Oh has made Emmy historical past.

The 46-year-old obtained an Emmy nomination for Greatest Actress in a Drama Sequence on Thursday for her position as MI5 safety officer Eve Polastri within the BBC America thriller Killing Eve, turning into the primary actress of Asian descent to earn a nod in that class. Oh will compete with The Crown‘s Claire Foy, The Handmaid’s Story‘s Elisabeth Moss, The Individuals‘ Keri Russell, Westworld‘s Evan Rachel Wooden and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany.

This marks the sixth Emmy nomination for the actress, who was born in Canada to Korean mother and father. She was beforehand nominated 5 occasions for Greatest Supporting Actress in a Drama Sequence for her position as Cristina Yang in Gray’s Anatomy.

In 2010, Archie Panjabi grew to become the primary performer of Asian descent to win an Emmy for appearing, receiving the award for Greatest Supporting Actress in a Drama for her position on The Good Spouse.

In 2016, Riz Ahmed received Greatest Lead Actor in a Restricted Sequence for his efficiency in The Night time Of, turning into the primary male actor of Asian descent to win an Emmy in an appearing class.

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