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Sandra Oh Hopes To Inspire Girls With Her Historic Emmy Nomination

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She opened up about being the first person of Asian descent to be nominated for the category

Actress Sandra Oh made history for her most recent Emmy nomination. She is the first person of Asian descent to be nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series. The former Grey’s Anatomy star snagged the nomination for her work in the BBC America thriller Killing Eve. She plays the titular Eve Polastri, an M15 intelligence officer who becomes obsessed with tracking down a talented assassin (played by Jodie Comer).

Oh gets the significance of her nomination, as well as the importance of the lead role that landed her the opportunity for recognition. “We haven’t really seen a character like Eve or someone like myself—an Asian person—play this kind of role before,” she told the LA Times following the nomination.

This isn’t her first Emmy nom, though. She received five consecutive nominations for her work as a supporting actress on Grey’s Anatomy from 2005 to 2009. Her former Grey’s co-star Ellen Pompeo perfectly summed up our feelings about her most recent nomination on Twitter. 


Oh hopes that future generations will be able to see themselves in her, and feel encouraged by her historical nomination: “Let this be a moment where some girl who is 12 and Thai American can look at her Instagram and say, ‘Huh, that can be me.’” Although 2018 is super-late for Emmy “firsts,” Oh is incredibly deserving of the honor. 

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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