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Sandra Oh's Emmy nomination makes Emmy's story

The actress received a nomination for her role in BBC America's "Killing Eve" on Thursday morning.

On Thursday, Sandra Oh became the first actress of Asian descent to receive an Emmy nomination for the lead actress of a drama series

"I struggle to find the right words for it," Oh tells The Hollywood Reporter of her historical nomination. "I feel pretty serious, what is a mix of the words" sincerity "and" joy? "I am absolutely thrilled, I feel my community at all times, I am my community at all times, I enjoy not only the Show and me and family, but also my community, hopefully my community can also feel like they have representation. "

Oh, who plays on the BBC of America Killing Eve as a MI5 spy has been nominated five times for a Primetime Emmy. The actress received five consecutive nominations from 2005 to 2009 for her role in ABC Gray's Anatomy all in the Supporting Actress category. She never won.

When he talked about why her role as Eva was a breakthrough, Oh tells THR "What breaks through is the time and focus of the show on these two characters." It's I focus on the female psychology and the female psyche and bluntly do that in a thriller I do not think we've seen that before. "


0 The Good Wife is Archie Panjabi became the first actress of Asian descent, who took home an Emmy for acting and won in the category of Supporting Actress. Last year, Aziz Ansari, Riz Ahmed and BD Wong were nominated as actors. Ahmed became the lead actor in a drama for HBO The Night of and became the first man of Asian descent to win a drama-Emmy. Ansari won the Emmy Award for Best Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for Master of None

"I'm waiting for everyone else who will also have the opportunity," says Oh of Ahmed's victory and her own Nomination. "I can not rest, I do not want to rely on a handful of us to have the opportunity and stop there, I want the movement to continue, I want the wave to turn into a wave."

Oh, is not the only Killing Eve alum, who earned a nomination this year, because the writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge also has a nominee.

"Your writing is self-confident, and I think that's what's resonating and cutting through," says Oh of Waller-Bridge. "It makes it so crazy, naughty and vicious, I love working with her, she's a real special artist and I hope I can keep working with her."

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