3: Number of times a transgender person has been nominated for an Emmy. Laverne Cox, of Orange Is The New Black, is the first to be nominated for an acting award, but Chaz Bono and P.J. Torokvei, a transgender woman, both received Emmy nominations as producers on Being Chaz & WKRP in Cincinnatici, respectively.
Cox has already lost (sorry, another Spoiler Alert) to her co-star Uzo Adubo (“Crazy Eyes”), but if her Time Magazine cover was any indication, we’ll be seeing a whole lot more of Ms. Cox regardless.
Laverne is also the YOUNGEST acting nominee (age 30), if you’re keeping count.
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