Sandra Oh made history this morning by becoming the first Asian woman to be nominated for a Lead Actress Emmy for her performance in BBC America’s KILLING EVE.
— Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh) July 12, 2018
Here’s some of the reactions from her peers and others in the community:
And that’s why our struggle as Asians in Hollywood is real! It’s tough to be a lead in anything, let alone getting an Emmy nom!
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) July 12, 2018
Sandra Oh should’ve racked up her 10th, not first, #EmmyNom. To quote Viola Davis’ Emmys speech, "The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity." https://t.co/2cs2wo4DjO via @thr
— Nancy Wang Yuen (@nancywyuen) July 12, 2018
60% of the global population is Asian, not including those of Asian descent living outside the continent.
Asian women are one of the biggest demographic groups on the planet.
In the year of our Lord 2018, the Emmys nominated one for Best Actress.https://t.co/FzQUiH6HL6
— Rebecca Sun (@therebeccasun) July 12, 2018
Congratulations to @IamSandraOh for her historic Emmy nom! For some reason, I thought back to her audition scene in Double Happiness (yes, I've been a fan that long) and thought, man what a journey.
— Albert Kim (@MagicBranch) July 12, 2018
Congrats to @IamSandraOh! She's always been an idol to me. I remember the 1st time I saw her…I was a kid & I watched the movie Guinivere "now that is a real actress w/ chops," I thought. I'd never seen an AsAm Actress own a role like that. She's the real deal <3 #Inspiration
— Constance Wu (@ConstanceWu) July 12, 2018
You're our person, @IamSandraOh. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE OUR PERSON 😭😭😭😭😭
— Jenny Yang 👲🏼👲🏼👲🏼 (@jennyyangtv) July 12, 2018
Huge congrats to Sandra Oh! (And it's ridiculous that it's taken this long for an Asian woman to be nominated in this category.) https://t.co/vNFD74Zl1Z
— Greg Pak (@gregpak) July 12, 2018
— steven yeun (@steveyeun) July 12, 2018
I will be here screaming for you. Thank you 2018. First bit of what’s right in the world. https://t.co/2x4p9420mW
— Michelle Krusiec (@michellekrusiec) July 12, 2018
— Suzy Nakamura (@SuzyNakamura) July 12, 2018
SANDRA OH MAKING HISTORY FIRST ASIAN AMERICAN WOMAN TO BE NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY 🙏🙏🙏🙏🚨🚨🚨🚨👑👑👑👑❤️❤️❤️❤️🔥🔥🔥🔥
— AWKWAFINA (@awkwafina) July 12, 2018
congratulations to Sandra Oh for her Emmy nomination for Killing Eve and to her hair for supporting actor!!! pic.twitter.com/T5EYMsX4Rd
— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) July 12, 2018
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) July 13, 2018
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 12, 2018