Katherine Heigl is ‘swelling of pride’ for Sandra Oh.
The Grey’s Anatomy alum, 39, took to Twitter Friday to speak in support for her former castmate on the Shonda Rhimes medical drama, after Oh was nominated for the best lead actress in a drama Emmy award for her work on Killing Eve.
With the nomination, Oh became the first Asian actress to achieve the feat in the award show’s 69-year history.
Beaming: Katherine Heigl, 39, took to Twitter Friday to speak in support for her former Grey’s Anatomy castmate Sandra Oh after she was nominated for the best lead actress in a drama Emmy award for her work on Killing Eve. Heigl was snapped in NYC this week
Heigl wrote, ‘I felt an absolute swelling of pride yesterday when the Emmy nominations were announced and my old co-star and friend @IamSandraOh was on the list for a much deserved best actress in a drama nom for her incredible work on one of my new favorite shows @killingeve. Congrats my old friend!’
She added, ‘It’s been awhile since I last saw your lovely face but I could not be happier for you! @JoshBkelley and I can’t wait for the second season and to watch you kill it at the #emmys2018!!’
Katherine, who has three children with husband Josh Kelley, 38 – daughters Nancy Leigh, nine, and Adalaide Marie Hope, six; and son Joshua Bishop Jr., one. – won the Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama for her role on Grey’s Anatomy in 2005.
Oh, who appears on the BBC America program playing a MI5 spy, told The Hollywood Reporter Thursday that her emotions upon getting the historic nomination were ‘a blend of the words “seriousness” and “joyous.”
Gracious: The Emmy-winner took to Twitter with a positive message for her peer
‘I feel my community at all times; I am my community at all times,’ said Oh, who received five supporting actress Emmy nods for her work on Grey’s Anatomy between 2005 and 2009. ‘I have joy not only for the show and myself and family, but also for my community.
‘Hopefully my community can feel like they have representation as well.’
Heigl’s next shot at an Emmy likely comes from her upcoming role on USA’s Suits.
She was cast in the legal drama following the departure of Meghan Markle.
The show’s eighth season debuts on USA Network July 18.
Way back when: Heigl, Oh and Ellen Pompeo shared the screen on the Shonda Rhimes drama