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Orange Is The New Black's Laverne Cox Is The First Open Transgender Person To Become An Emmy Nominee! SLAY Queen!

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First the cover of Time, and now THIS!!

Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox is making waves and history as the first openly transgender person to be Emmy nominated!!


After one of Litchfield's finest heard the news, she couldn't help but share her excitement on Twitter:

She later explained just how long she's been waiting for this moment in her journey:

"I absolutely dreamed about this. I dreamed big and wild my whole life. And getting an Emmy nomination is one of the dreams. But I honestly can't believe it. It's really happening. I'm a black trans woman from Mobile, Alabama with a working class background raised by a single mother and I'm nominated for an Emmy! Wow!"

We love a woman who kicks down walls!

Congrats to the entire cast of OITNB, but especially Miz Cox!

This year's awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will take place LIVE August 25th at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. on NBC!

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4 comments to “Orange Is The New Black's Laverne Cox Is The First Open Transgender Person To Become An Emmy Nominee! SLAY Queen!”

  1. kikikiwi says – reply to this


    GOOD! She's AWESOME in that show!! Saw Ms. Cox on Time magazine too! Get it guuurrrl!!!!

  2. 2

    Sick freak!

  3. piper says – reply to this


    God I love her in that show she is awesome and I'd love to have a friend like her. She seems cool in real life too. Congrats to her she deserves it along with the rest of the OITNB cast!

  4. MzKitty says – reply to this


    Way to go! She is so gorgeous and talented. She definitely deserves, not only to be nominated, but to WIN! I love her!