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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VH1 has unzipped the secret to television success: getting naked.
The channel's stripped-down reality show, Dating Naked, is a summer hit thanks to its contestants who are willing to undress for a first date – and a chance at love. Each steamy episode of Dating Naked has attracted over a million viewers and caused a social media frenzy.
If True Blood has taught fans anything, it's that nothing lasts forever – even immortal vampires.
After seven seasons, the HBO drama died the true death and ended on Sunday after 80 episodes of vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, witches and fairies.
Warning: True Blood spoilers ahead for the final time.
Beyoncé's Video Music Awards set can only be described as "Flawless."
Not everyone can muster the enthusiasm of a teenager with a VMAs floor pass.
Several celebs were caught looking less than enthused during the MTV awards show Sunday night – even if only for a moment – punctuating the performances with some pretty funny reactions. (See them in GIF form below!)
Rita Ora, who will hit the big screen in Fifty Shades of Grey in February, appeared to be unmoved by Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" early on in the show.