Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri

Sandra is nominated for her performance as Eve Polastri, the fiercely intelligent MI6 agent who is caught up in a cat and mouse chase with psychopathic killer for hire Villanelle (Jodie Comer).

Speaking to the New York Times after hearing of her ground-breaking nomination, the actress said the news was definitely something to celebrate.

“It’s like, we’ve got to start somewhere,” she says. “And I’m happy to get that ball rolling, because what I hope happens is that next year and the next year and the next year, we will have a presence.”

“And the presence will grow not only to Asian-Americans," she continued, "but to all our other sisters and brothers. Our First Nations sisters and brothers. Our sisters and brothers of different sizes and different shapes.”

Sandra has been nominated for Emmy Awards in the past, but in the Supporting Actress category for playing Dr Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy.

In the Lead Actress in a Drama category, Sandra will go up against strong competition in the form of Claire Foy (The Crown), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Keri Russell (The Americans), and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).

Also nominated for Killing Eve is the show’s writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who Sandra congratulated on Twitter.

The full season of Killing Eve is available to stream right here.