You can add Emmy nominee to actress
Laverne Cox's growing list of achievements.
Cox, a transgender woman, plays a
transgender character on Netflix's hit comedy Orange is the New
Nominations for the 66th
Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning.
Leading with the most nominations were HBO's Game of Thrones
(19) and FX's Fargo (18) and American Horror Story
Orange is the New Black received
Taylor Schilling was nominated in the
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category, while Kate
Mulgrew was nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a
Comedy Series category.
Nominated in the Outstanding Guest
Actress in a Comedy Series category were Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Aduba
Cox is the first transgender actress to
be nominated for a Primetime Emmy.
GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate
Ellis said the nomination proves Cox “continues to break barriers.”
“Today, countless transgender youth
will hear the message that they can be who they are and still achieve
their dreams – nothing is out of reach,” Ellis said in an emailed
statement. “Laverne's success on a hit series is a clear
indication that audiences are ready for more trans characters on
Winners will be announced on Monday,
August 25 on NBC.