Laverne Cox has become the first transgender actor to receive an Emmy nomination. Cox is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in the Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. In the above video, Cox talks with Daily Xtra about her work and her ongoing struggle against transphobia.
The show’s star, Taylor Schilling, who was interviewed by Daily Xtra in 2013, was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Orange Is the New Black received a total of 12 nominations.
The Emmy Awards air Monday, Aug 25 on NBC.