Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Sandra Oh Makes History with Emmy Nomination! | 2018 Emmy Awards, Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh Makes History with Emmy Nomination! | 2018 Emmy Awards, Sandra Oh

The 2018 Emmy nominations were revealed on Thursday, and Sandra Oh has been nominated for lead actress in a drama series for her role on BBC America's "Killing Eve".

She plays MI-5 operative Eve Polastri who mostly works a desk job until she is assigned to pin down psychopathic assassin Villanelle, played by Jodie Comer, who works for an organization called The Twelve. "It's a complicated role that also requires precise comic timing, and Oh nails every aspect of it", read Variety's review.

The Canadian actress was previously nominated for five Supporting Actress Emmys for her role in the drama "Grey's Anatomy".

Oh said she felt "tremendous gratitude and joy" at getting the nod. "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 feel my community at all times; I am my community at all times.

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As one of just a handful of visible Asian actors working in film and television, Oh was candid when she spoke with ET in January about the importance of playing her part in showing that people who looked like her are capable of subverting stereotypes. I want the movement to keep on going.

"Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D" star Chloe Bennet took to Twitter to congratulate her fellow Asian actress on her nod. "It's too important to not care about it or to not try and be out of the box in some sort of way".

In the earlier interview, Oh also said that she hopes her role on "Killing Eve" opens doors for other Asian artists, especially storytellers and people behind the scenes. "Hopefully, my community can feel like they have representation as well".

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