Sandra Oh Is the First Asian Woman Nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Sandra Oh scored a 2018 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and she’s the first woman of Asian decent to earn this nomination.

Oh earned the nomination for her role in BBC’s critically-acclaimed series Killing Eve. And according to Entertainment Tonight, Oh makes history as the first woman of Asian descent to be recognized in a lead actress category, in either comedy or drama, at the Emmys.

However this isn’t her first Emmy nomination. Oh received five straight Emmy nominations from 2005 to 2009 for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang in the long running Shondaland flagship series Grey’s Anatomy, but she never won.

Hopefully she will win with this historic nomination, because the accolade is long overdue.


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