The list of nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards released this morning was among the most LGBT-inclusive lists in Emmy history. Twitter is alive with high praises for Laverne Cox, who became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category! She received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series 'Orange is the New Black."
On her nomination, Laverne Cox has posted the following:
And check out the kind words of her friends and fans here:
Laverne Cox makes Emmy history; LGBT nominees abound http://t.co/9cVtta9hSv— Billy Porter (@theebillyporter) July 10, 2014
Orange is the New Black Earns 12 Emmy Nominations, Laverne Cox Makes History http://t.co/JOI0wwjkrB— The Advocate (@TheAdvocateMag) July 10, 2014