Sandra Oh Makes History with Emmy Nomination! | 2018 Emmy Awards, Sandra Oh

Lewis Collier
July 13, 2018

Oh, who had been nommed five times in the supporting category for her work on "Grey's Anatomy", is now the first actress of Asian decent to be nominated for an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series.

The nod is significant, since it marks the first time an Asian woman has been included in the category.

The Korean/Canadian actress opened up about her milestone nomination with The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm struggling to find the right words for it", she told the publication. As she said, she feels more comfortable navigating this through creative avenues with color-blind roles like Killing Eve rather than politically.

Killing Eve also earned an Emmy nomination for Waller-Bridge in the Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series category for the episode "Nice Face".

If you haven't seen the show yet-and if so, what are you waiting for?-Killing Eve revolves around a bored MI5 officer in London (Oh) who wishes she could do more with her career than shuffle around papers and collect data at her desk.

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"I feel tremendous gratitude and joy with this nomination".

The actress received the nomination for the critically acclaimed BBC America thriller "Killing Eve".

"Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D" star Chloe Bennet took to Twitter to congratulate her fellow Asian actress on her nod.

The actress isn't a stranger to the Emmys though. The two previous winners of Asian descent are Archie Panjabi, who won a supporting actress Emmy in 2010 for The Good Wife, and Riz Ahmed, who won for lead actor in a drama in 2017, for The Night Of.

We'll learn if she wins when the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by "SNL's" Colin Jost and Michael Che, air live September 17 on NBC at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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