At Sunday's Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Laverne Cox and Jeffrey Tambor called on Hollywood to cast more transgender actors.

In accepting his Emmy for his portrayal of Maura Pfefferman, who comes out transgender to her adult children, in Amazon's Transparent, Tambor called on Hollywood to hire more transgender actors.

“Please give transgender talent a chance,” he said. “Give them auditions. Give them their stories.”

“I would not be unhappy were I the last cisgender male to play a transgender female on TV,” he added, a reference to the recent controversy surrounding the casting of Matt Bomer as a transgender sex worker in the upcoming film Anything. “We have work to do.”

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Cox, who in 2014 became the first openly transgender actor to be nominated for a primetime Emmy, echoed those sentiments while presenting the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, which went to the Grease: Live directing team of Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinksi.

“Give trans talent a shot,” said Cox, who is best known for her work on Netflix's Orange is the New Black. “I would not be here tonight if I was not given that chance.”