Laverne Cox: Snubbed? No way!
Laverne Cox doesn’t feel at all “snubbed” by her lack of an Emmy nomination this year.
The Orange is the New Black actress received a nod at the awards show in 2014 in the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category, the first openly transgender person to do so.
This year Laverne is not in the running for an Emmy, but she isn’t sour about it.
"I don't feel snubbed," she told People magazine. "We got four Emmy nominations. We're nominated for best drama. Last year we were in the comedy category. I think it's remarkable!"
Laverne’s castmate Uzo Aduba is currently celebrating her nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
And Laverne supports Uzo beyond belief, insisting there is no jealousy or rivalry between them.
"That doesn't feel like a snub," she reiterated. "There are so many actors who never get to have this kind of moment on this kind of show. Last year when I came to the Emmys I was nominated, it was my first time, and I couldn't even really enter my body. It was so insane."
Laverne’s star continues to rise in the entertainment industry and beyond.
She was honoured at the 2015 Television Industry Advocacy Awards Gala Friday night, which benefits The Creative Coalition, for using her voice to draw awareness to charitable causes.
Laverne feels blessed to be touching so many lives.
"This year I'm really trying to be in the gratitude of how special and amazing and rare this is," she said. "This is a f**king gift. It really is. And it's not lost on me."
- Cover Media