Jim Parsons

Laverne Cox makes Emmy history; LGBT nominees abound

GLAAD today applauded the list of nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which was among the most LGBT-inclusive list in Emmy history. Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in an acting category. Cox received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sophia Burset in the hit Netflix Original Series 'Orange is the New Black.'

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2013 Primetime Emmy Awards: 'Behind the Candelabra' and 'Modern Family' win big; out actors Jim Parsons, Dan Bucatinsky pick up awards

The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, aired last night and several LGBT-inclusive series, TV movies and out actors picked up awards, with the HBO Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra picking up three statues to add to the eight it picked up at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this week. Other highlights include tributes from Elton John and Jane Lynch.

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