Sandra Oh makes history as first Asian nominated for an Emmy

2018-07-13 15:16
 
Sandra Oh

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Previously, Sandra Oh has received five supporting actress nominations while working on Grey’s Anatomy – however, this is the first time she or any Asian woman has been nominated for best lead actress at the Emmy’s, reports Vanity Fair.

The 46-year-old was nominated for her role as Eve Polastri, an M15 security officer chasing down a dangerous hitwoman in the thrilling series Killing Eve.

The former Grey’s Anatomy actress expressed joy about her nomination.

"I share this moment with my community. PS. I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied,” the Canadian-born actress said to Metro.

In an interview with the New York Times, she recognised how historic her achievement was and said she hoped it would lead to more diversity.

"It’s like, we’ve got to start somewhere, we’ve got to start somewhere. And I’m happy to get that ball rolling, because what I hope happens is that next year and the next year and the next year, we will have presence.

"And the presence will grow not only to Asian-Americans, you know, from yellow to brown, but to all our other sisters and brothers, you know, our First Nations sisters and brothers. Our sisters and brothers of different sizes and different shapes.

"If I can be a part of that change, like [expletive] yeah, let’s celebrate it,” she said.

Sources: Vanity Fair, ABC News, Metro

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