Sandra Oh Makes Emmy History With Third Lead Actress Nomination

Sandra Oh has officially become the most nominated Asian performer in the 70-year history of the Primetime Emmy Awards.

Sandra Oh has landed her third straight Emmy Awards nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

The Killing Eve star made history in 2018 when she became the first woman of Asian descent to be recognised in a lead actress category at the annual awards ceremony, and after bagging a second nomination in 2019, she is now continuing her historic run with a third consecutive nomination this year.

From 2005 to 2009, Sandra received five consecutive Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nominations for her role as Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy. Last year, she was nominated for guest hosting Saturday Night Live and co-hosting the Golden Globes alongside Andy Samberg.

Sandra's latest nomination for her work as Eve Polastri in the BBC drama — announced during a livestream show on Tuesday (July 28) — makes her the most nominated Asian performer in the Emmy's 70-year history.

The 49-year-old actress will battle it out against her co-star Jodie Comer, as well as Zendaya (Euphoria'), Olivia Colman (The Crown), Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), and Laura Linney (Ozark).

Elsewhere, Killing Eve also landed a nomination for Drama Series alongside shows including Disney+'s The Mandalorian, cult hit Stranger Things, and Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul.

Lead Actor in a Drama Series nominees include Billy Porter for Pose, Steve Carell for The Morning Show, and Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us.

Killing Eve also earned a nomination for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, where Fiona Shaw will face the likes of Laura Dern and Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies), Thandie Newton (Westworld), and Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown).

The 2020 Emmy Awards are set to take place on Sept 20 (Singapore time Sept 21, 8am) at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theatre and is pressing ahead despite concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Jimmy Kimmel will be returning to emcee the ceremony for the third time.

Abridged list of 2020 Emmy Award nominees:

DRAMA SERIES

Better Call Saul

The Handmaid's Tale

The Crown

Killing Eve

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Stranger Things

Succession

COMEDY SERIES

Insecure

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Dead to Me

The Good Place

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Schitt's Creek

What We Do in the Shadows

LIMITED SERIES

Little Fires Everywhere

Mrs. America

Unbelievable

Unorthodox'

Watchmen

LEAD ACTOR - DRAMA

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Billy Porter, Pose

Sterling K. Brown, This is Us

Steve Carell, The Morning Show

Brian Cox, Succession

LEAD ACTRESS - DRAMA

Laura Linney, Ozark

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Olivia Colman, The Crown

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve


Zendaya, Euphoria

SUPPORTING ACTOR - DRAMA

Giancarlo Esposito, Better Call Saul

Nicholas Braun, Succession

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid's Tale

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Mark Duplass, The Morning Show

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

SUPPORTING ACTRESS - DRAMA

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies

Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve

Julia Garner, Ozark

Sarah Snook, Succession

Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid's Tale

Thandie Newton, Westworld

OUTSTANDING COMPETITION PROGRAMME

The Masked Singer

RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Nailed It

OUTSTANDING TELEVISION MOVIE

American Son

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Bad Education

Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: These Old Bones

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend

Click here for the complete nomination list. 

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