Tatiana Maslany, Sandra Oh nominated for Emmys

Esequiel Farfan
Julio 12, 2018

The star of breakout hit "Killing Eve" became the first Asian actress to be nominated for a leading role Emmy in either comedy or drama. In the past, she has been recognized for her supporting role on "Grey's Anatomy".

If you haven't watched "Killing Eve", now's the time to start.

It's not often that an Asian woman has the leading role in a TV show in the US, and it's even more rare for one to snag an Emmy nomination, but Sandra Oh has done just that.

A native of Canada born to Korean immigrant parents, Oh earned her nomination for playing dogged assassin hunter Eve Polastri in the buzzy BBC America crime drama.

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"I'm struggling to find the right words for it", Oh told The Hollywood Reporter after her nomination was announced on Thursday morning. "I am thrilled for Phoebe Waller Bridge's nomination and for the entire cast/crew of 'Killing Eve.' I share this moment with my community. PS. I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied".

The actress isn't a stranger to the Emmys though.

Oh's nomination spurred fans to celebrate online, with several hoping that this nomination might lead to a win she "deserved" for "Grey's Anatomy", after her decade-long run as Dr. Cristina Yang on the ABC drama.

If Oh wins, she'd be only the third actor of Asian descent ever to win an acting Emmy, and both previous wins have come in recent years: Archie Panjabi won in 2010 for her supporting role on The Good Wife, and Riz Ahmed won last year for his lead role in the HBO miniseries The Night Of.

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