(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset on the Netflix prison dramedy from creator Jenji Kohan, received a nomination in the outstanding guest actress in a comedy series category — the first time an openly transgender actress has been recognized for an Emmy, according to the TV Academy.

Her nomination is one of a dozen Orange Is the New Black received, including outstanding comedy series and acting recognition for stars Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba and Natasha Lyonne.

The Emmy Awards made history Thursday when the TV Academy nominated its first openly transgender actor.

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