Yes, Lavern Cox definitely deserves her recent Emmy nomination for her role as Sophia Burset in Orange is the New Black. She does a fantastic job playing an equally fantastic character. The idea that she is only being nominated because she is a transgender person is ridiculous. She has worked hard to get where she is today, and this is in no way a "pity" nomination.
Setting aside the fact that Ms. Cox is the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy, her work on Orange is the New Black is brilliant. It would be brilliant for any woman. She's also shown a willingness to use her own history to give her performance life, which takes real courage.
She should definitely be considered and win a Emmy. The Orange Is The New Black is one of the hottest shows out there, part of is due to her incredible acting. She does a great job on the show and should definitely be recognized for her acting on the show.
Laverne Cox deserves her Emmy nomination because she is an amazing actress. She plays a complicated, well-developed character, and she does it well. She is a fascinating character in a large cast and she manages to stand out. She does a great job of portraying the life of a transgender person who had a developed life and a family before choosing to have gender reassignment surgery.