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Sandra Oh Makes History with Killing Eve Emmy Nomination

TVGuide.com logo TVGuide.com 7/12/2018 Megan Vick
Sandra Oh standing in front of a building: Sandra Oh, Killing Eve | Photo Credits: Sophie Mutevelian/BBC America © Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Sandra Oh, Killing Eve | Photo Credits: Sophie Mutevelian/BBC America

Sandra Oh added a sixth Emmy nomination on Wednesday morning, but she also made history.

After five previous nominations in the Supporting Actress category for Grey's Anatomy, Oh nabbed her first nomination for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Killing Eve. She's the first woman of Asian descent to so. That sounds crazy, right? However, the Emmys have a pretty white history. 

Only one Latina woman has ever been nominated in the category -- Rita Moreno in 1979 for The Rockford Files -- and only six black women. Viola Davis was the first woman of color to win a Primetime Emmy for Leading Actress in a drama in 2015.

Oh is also the only woman of color nominated in the category this year. Her fellow nominees are Claire Foy for The Crown, Keri Russell for The Americans, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, Evan Rachel Wood for Westworld and last year's winner Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid's Tale.

Oh wasn't the only one to make history in this year's Emmy nominations. Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage became the most nominated actor for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama and could tie Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul's wins for the category.

Related slideshow: Emmy Nominations 2018 (via photo services)

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