Oh was nominated for her role as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve

Sandra Oh has become the first Asian woman to be nominated for a Lead Actress Emmy.

As reported by Vox, Sandra Oh has made history by becoming the first Asian woman to be nominated for an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama.

Oh was nominated for her performance as Eve Polastri in the BBC television series Killing Eve.

Last year, Donald Glover became the first Emmy-winning black director for his work on Atlanta.

The 46-year-old actress was previously nominated five times as a supporting actress for her role as Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy. Her role as Eve Plastri is her biggest role since leaving Grey’s Anatomy in 2014.

Speaking about the award nominaion, Oh told The Hollywood Reporter, “I’m struggling to find the right words for it, I feel quite serious about it. What’s a blend of the words ‘seriousness’ and ‘joyous’? I’m absolutely thrilled. I feel my community at all times; I am my community at all times. I have joy not only for the show and myself and family, but also for my community. Hopefully my community can feel like they have representation as well.”

She also said that the underrepresentation of the Asian community on screen was “heartbreaking”.

In other news, Oh recently said discussed her adorable relationship with her parents, describing how she brought them to awards shows and red carpet events.

 

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