Three Records, One Night. The Golden Globes 2019 Were All About Sandra Oh
The Golden Globes 2019 proved to be an epoch-making pinnacle for success of the entertainment industry. For the first time we saw a woman walk up to a stage and set three records in a single night. The Killing Eve wonder-woman Sandra Oh made history at the Golden Globes 2019 for three reasons. She was the first person of Asian descent to host the Golden Globes. Secondly, she is the first actress of Asian descent to have won multiple Globes. And lastly, her breakthrough comes from her being the first woman of Asian descent to bag a prize as a Lead Drama Actress.
The embodiment of warmth, sincerity, and meekness, Sandra Oh, was no less than a spectacle at the Golden Globes 2019. The award for the best actress in a lead role drama was not the only thing Oh won at the ceremony. She also won our love, the evening and practically the entire entertainment industry for at least a moment.
Co-hosting ceremony with comedian Andy Samberg, Oh was a breath of fresh air, a moment of reflection amid the prance and debauchery.
“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 expressed with utmost optimism. The humble solved with great appreciation and gratefulness the presence of work by people of color in a historically white industry and ceremony. She was careful to put the names of celebrated works including If Beale Street Could Talk, Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, and Roma before closing her monologue.
Killing Eve Star Beats Popular Lead Faces In Race For Best Drama Actress
Oh was at significant odds of winning the prize already. Back in September, she became the first actress of Asian Origins to be nominated in the category of best lead actress in a drama series. She retained her exclusivity at the Golden Globes 2019. This time the only difference was that, that Sandra Oh actually went ahead to bag the award. Oh’s show Killing Eve lost its spot to the last season of FX crime drama The Americans. Yet the actress managed to emerge as the winner defeating both the widely popular Keri Russell and the three time winner and eight time nominee Julia Roberts.
Sandra Oh Expresses Gratitude
Before Oh won her award, she drew attention to several important matters, with particular attention given to inclusion of diversity. “I’m not fooling myself. Next year could be different and probably will be. But right now, this moment is real”. She gave a shout out to Crazy Rich Asians for being a stereotype breaker in the industry. And eventually when she received her award, she dedicated her cloud nine moment to the people who matter the most to her: her parents
“There are two people here tonight that I’m so grateful that they’re here with me. I’d like to thank my mother and my father”. She then said tearily before addressing her parents in Korean: “Mom, Dad, I love you”.
Sandra Oh And Andy Samberg Made The Perfect Hosts For The Evening
Co-host Andy Samberg’s apt comic timings profoundly complimented Oh’s moments of warmth, inspiration and sound insight . Oh reflected upon the present racial diversity. And while doing so she was well aware that the audience expected her to mock industry for this past whiteness. Quiet fairly did you not disappoint their viewers and took subtle digs at the Hollywood’s cultural restrictions.
Oh’s awards-night charisma was never gimmicky. The Grey’s Anatomy veteran was aware that her journey towards becoming the deliciously complicated Phoebe Waller Bridge on BBC’s Killing Eve was made more challenging by her race. Yet she made a statement of containment because, at the end of the day it was her performance that mattered.