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9 Famous Emmy Firsts: How Bill Cosby and More Made TV History

Update 08/21/2014 02:00 PM Originally posted 08/20/2014 05:10 PM

9 Famous Emmy Firsts: How Bill Cosby and More Made TV History

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This year's Emmy nominations saw a historic first: Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox was nominated for the outstanding guest actress in a comedy series award, making her the first openly transgender person nominated in an acting category. (Conductor Angela Morley won several Emmys for music direction.)

The award ultimately went to Cox's Orange costar, Uzo "Crazy Eyes" Aduba – the win was announced during the Creative Arts portion of the awards, which took place on Aug. 16 – but Cox's nomination is a first nonetheless. Now in their 66th year, the Emmy Awards have seen many famous firsts. Have a look back at other celebrated performers who scored one of these firsts in the Primetime Emmy acting categories.

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Jill and Derick Dillard's Families React to Their Surprise Pregnancy News

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Good news travels fast.

Though they'd only been married for a couple of months, Jill Dillard, 23, and husband Derick, 25, knew they couldn't keep their pregnancy news from their families for long.

The stars of TLC's hit reality show 19 Kids and Counting, whose new season starts Sept. 2 at 9 p.m., got busy spreading the word almost as soon as they saw the positive pregnancy test – one they swiped from Jill's mom, Michelle Duggar's, stash.

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Which Emmy Winner Was Rejected for a Role in Rent?

Originally posted 08/21/2014 10:00 AM

Emmy Winner Uzo Aduba Was Rejected for a Role in Rent

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She may be an Emmy winner, but the road to fame for Orange Is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba didn't always come easy.

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Jared Leto Gets an On-Air Beard Trim from Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

Originally posted 08/21/2014 09:40 AM

Jared Leto Gets an On-Air Beard Trim from Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fallon is a man of many talents. He's funny, a decent Pictionary player and deadlier than James Bond – at James Bond-related video games.

You can now add "beard trimmer" to Fallon's résumé after Wednesday night's Tonight Show.

The host took guest Jared Leto's beard to task: It was apparently not up to Fallon's standards and needed a trim, so that's just what it got.

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Julianne Hough to Become 4th Judge on Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 08/21/2014 08:25 AM

Julianne Hough to Become 4th Judge on Dancing with the Stars | Julianne Hough

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Julianne Hough is trading in her dancing shoes for a judging paddle.

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