CANADIAN ACTRESS SANDRA OH MADE HISTORY 3 TIMES AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
Sandra Oh is the first actress of Asian descent in 39 years to win the Globe for best leading TV actress.
As co-host of the 2019 Golden Globes, Sandra Oh achieved the enormous milestone of being the only host ever to make me cry with their opening monologue. But Oh also made a more significant kind of history. To be exact, she made history three different times, with three different major milestones.
1. Sandra Oh was the first person of Asian descent to host the Golden Globes
The Golden Globes hosting gig has a tendency to go to someone white and male (there are exceptions, most notably when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosted the awards three consecutive times from 2013 to 2015). While that demographic was ably represented in 2019 by Andy Samberg, Oh’s presence represented the first time a person of Asian descent hosted the awards. Oh nodded to that history during the pair’s opening monologue, saying, “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change.” READ MORE
THESE AWARDS SHOW HOSTS ALSO WON DURING THE CEREMONY THEY HOSTED
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 6, taking the reins following Seth Meyers‘ turn in the spotlight last year. As shown during a brief montage during the ceremony, both Oh and Samberg have had success at previous Globes ceremonies: Oh won a prize in 2006 for her performance as Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy, and Samberg took home a trophy in 2014 for his work in the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
When Oh won, she joined a starry but small lineup of entertainers who have snagged prizes during the same evening that they’re responsible for hosting the event itself. READ MORE
SANDRA OH MAKES HISTORY! BECOMES THE FIRST ASIAN WOMAN TO WIN TWO GOLDEN GLOBES
The eagerly-awaited 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2019 concluded earlier today with many movies, TV shows, actors, actresses, technicians, producers and directors getting recognised and awarded for their incredible work in 2018. Among the top of the list was Rami Malek and Christian Bale, who won in the Best Actor categories while several others championed on the podium with their respective trophies.
However, the name on everyone’s mind is none other than the host of the show – Sandra Oh. Not just because her and Brooklyn 99 actor Andy Samberg did an efficient job host the gala event, but also because the actress became the first ever Asian woman to win two Golden Globes in her acting career. READ MORE
SANDRA OH WINS A GOLDEN GLOBE—AND THE NIGHT
The ceremony’s co-host, who also picked up a trophy, embodied the best of the evening: warmth, sincerity, and a willingness to recognize the many contributions made by creators of color.
The Golden Globes have long had a reputation for being Hollywood’s most rollicking awards show, but Sunday evening’s proceedings began with a tender moment of reflection amid the romp and the revelry. “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here, to look out onto this audience and witness this moment of change,” the Killing Eve star Sandra Oh said as she closed out the opening monologue alongside her co-host, the comedian Andy Samberg. Given the historical whiteness of the industry—and the ceremony—she was acknowledging the significance of nominated works created by and starring people of color, including If Beale Street Could Talk, Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and Roma. READ MORE
CANADIAN SANDRA OH WINS BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA TV SERIES AT GOLDEN GLOBES
Oh, who is co-hosting the awards, won for her work in the BBC America show Killing Eve
Sandra Oh has won the Golden Globe for best TV drama actress for her role in Killing Eve, giving an emotional tribute to her parents.
The actress thanked her parents, who were in the Beverly Hilton Hotel ballroom Sunday night to watch Oh win her second Golden Globe Award, and also co-host the ceremony. READ MORE
SANDRA OH AND HER PARENTS ARE GOLDEN GLOBE MVPS
Sandra Oh and her parents had a huge night at the Golden Globes.
Oh’s accomplishments were undeniably significant: She became the first actress of Asian descent to win multiple Golden Globes. She is also the first Golden Globes host of Asian descent. And if that wasn’t enough, she joined Amy Poehler in the club of Golden Globe hosts who won an award on the same night they presided over the ceremony. (As Time pointed out, only a small number of people have won prizes during award shows they were hosting.) Less official but nonetheless notable, Oh also had the distinction of having the most beloved pair of parents in attendance.
Sandra Oh's father applauding her win just ENDED ME <3 pic.twitter.com/e6G45F8flT
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 7, 2019