Sandra Oh Just Made Emmy Awards History

It’s a banner year for Asian representation on screen.

In just a few weeks we’ll see the premiere of Crazy Rich Asians, the first non-period piece with an all-Asian cast to hit theaters 25 years (!). And in mid-September, acclaimed actress Sandra Oh will grace the Emmy Awards as the first-ever woman of Asian descent to land a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress.

Of course, this isn’t Oh’s first brush with the Primetime Emmys—she was nominated for her supporting performance in Grey’s Anatomy for five consecutive years, though she never brought home the award. She did, however, win a Golden Globe for her performance on Grey’s in 2006.

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