Sandra Oh just made history.
The “Killing Eve” star is the first Asian woman to be nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, an accolade earned for her role as the titular character of the BBC America series. The milestone is one Oh says she is sharing with her community — and that she hopes makes her parents proud.
“I feel tremendous gratitude and joy with this nomination. I am thrilled for [writer and creator] Phoebe Waller Bridge’s nomination and for the entire cast/crew of ‘Killing Eve.’ I share this moment with my community,” Oh said in a statement provided to TheWrap. “PS. I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied.”
– Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh) July 12, 2018
Oh is up against Claire Foy of Netflix’s “The Crown,” Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s “Orphan Black,” Elisabeth Moss of Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Kerri Russel for FX’s “The Americans” and Evan Rachel Wood of HBO’s “Westworld.”
“Killing Eve” quickly became one of the most critically acclaimed series of the year and was picked up for a second season before the first season premiered back in April. Showrunner Waller-Bridge also earned a nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama series.
See the full list of nominations here.