Emmy Awards 2018: Making History–Sandra Oh, First Actress of Asian Descent, Nominated in Lead Category

About time: Sandra Oh, who had been Emmy nominated five times in the supporting category for her work on Grey’s Anatomy, is now the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for an Emmy for lead actress in a drama series.

The actress received the nomination for the critically acclaimed BBC America thriller, Killing Eve.

Oh plays the titular role, Eve Polastri, a MI5 officer who is tailing an assassin, played by Jodie Comer. Their cat-and-mouse chase plays out across Europe, and both women gradually become obsessed with one another.

Oh was born in Canada to Korean immigrant parents and has appeared in movies including “Sideways,” “The Princess Diaries,” “Under the Tuscan Sun,” “Big Fat Liar” and her feature debut, “Double Happiness.”

In addition to her extensive voice work for animation, she starred on the series “Arliss” in the late 1990s.