Laverne Cox has just made history. Cox has become the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy.

Cox is up for the “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her work on the Netflix hit, Orange is the New Black. The show received 12 nominations.

From USA Today:

It’s been an amazing year: the Orange star covered Time magazine, “I got to meet the president, I have an Emmy nomination and I can afford to redecorate my apartment. I have a publicist who connected this call. Everything is different,” she says in amazement.

“My whole life has changed. People recognize me wherever I go. Nothing is the same it was last year,” Cox adds. The actress had just gotten off the phone with her mom, whom she hopes to take as her Emmys date.

Read more at USA Today

In May, the television star and activist made history by becoming the first-ever transgender person on TIME magazine’s cover.

Congratulations to Laverne Cox on her historic nomination!

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