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Sandra Oh's Emmy Nomination Makes History

A study of the 2015-16 season released last year concluded that characters of Asian or Pacific Islander descent remain underrepresented on television

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    This Sept. 9, 2016, file photo shows actress Sandra Oh in Toronto, Canada.

    Sandra Oh has made Emmys history by becoming the first nominee of Asian descent in the leading actress in a drama series category.

    Oh was nominated Thursday for her role in the BBC America series "Killing Eve" as a spy hunting a female assassin.

    The 46-year-old Canadian-born actress has five previous drama supporting actress nominations for "Grey's Anatomy."

    A study of the 2015-16 season released last year concluded that characters of Asian or Pacific Islander descent remain underrepresented on television, even on shows set in major cities.

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