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Laverne Cox Is The First Transgender Performer To Be Nominated For An Emmy

The actress has received a nomination for her role as Sophia Burset on the Netflix smash hit Orange Is the New Black.

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Orange Is the New Black recieved a number of nominations, earning an overall Outstanding Comedy nod and nominations for Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, and Natasha Lyonne.

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Other female LGBT nominees include Liz Friedman, Kate McKinnon, Sarah Paulson and Jodie Foster.

Following her Time Magazine cover in May, this Emmy nomination is just one more milestone for Cox – who shows no signs of slowing down.

Major media moment: Waking to a @time cover story featuring #twoc superstar @Lavernecox! #girlslikeus

Janet Mock@janetmock

Major media moment: Waking to a @time cover story featuring #twoc superstar @Lavernecox! #girlslikeus

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