Sandra Oh and Ramy Youssef Score Emmy Nominations

Sandra Oh and Ramy Yousef received nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards, marking another win for the recognition of Asian American talent on TV.

Oh, 49, secured her third consecutive nomination for her role as Eve Polastri in “Killing Eve.” She remains the most nominated Asian actress for the Emmys and, in 2019, secured the spot as the first Asian American woman to win two Golden Globes.


Oh is up against her co-star, Jodie Comer, who is looking to win her second consecutive Lead Actress Emmy. The show received a total of eight nominations.

If Oh wins, she will be the first Asian woman to win the category of Lead Actress in a Drama Series.


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Congratulations my lovely Ladies @jodiemcomer & Fiona Shaw & @killingeve for 8 Emmy Nominations! Woot woot!

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Ramy Youssef, on the other hand, became the first Muslim American to be nominated at the Emmys — and two at a time for his work in “Ramy,” which he co-created and starred in.

These include Lead Actor and Directing in a Comedy Series.


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الحمدلله 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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This year’s nominations appear to be more diverse. Of the 24 in Lead Acting categories, seven went to Black actors and actresses. This climbs to 10 when nominations in Lead Acting categories in a Limited Series are included.

Archie Panjabi became the first Asian to win in an acting category when she took home Best Supporting Actress for “The Good Wife” in 2010.

Riz Ahmed became the first Asian man to win Best Actor for the HBO series “The Night Of” in 2017.

Feature Images via @killingeve (left) and @ramy (right)

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