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Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy


Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award in the drama actor category.

She received a nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress category for her performance as Sophia Burset in the sitcom Orange is the Color of the Season. is the New Black). Her rivals for the category are Natasha Lyonne and Uzo Aduba, who also star in the series, and the veteran trio Tina Fey and Saturday Night's Melissa McCarthy. live" (Saturday Night Live) and Joan Cusack (Joan Cusack), who plays in the TV series "Shameless".

Cox took to Twitter to congratulate her co-stars on the show for receiving a total of 12 nominations, including Best Comedy Series. She wrote: "Proud to be working with you all on such a groundbreaking show."

Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation (GLAAD) President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis issued a statement highlighting the importance of Cox's nomination: "Laverne Cox continues to break barriers. Today, countless transgender youth have realized that they can be their own "You can achieve anything. Laverne's success on this hit series is a clear indication that audiences are ready for more transgender characters on television."

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