Sandra Oh Nominated for Emmy
BBC America series Killing Eve already has gone a long way. It has earned itself two Emmy nominations. First for Phoebe Waller-Bridge, for outstanding writing for a drama series. And the other one is for Sandra Oh for her role in the series. Sandra Oh plays Eve Polastri who is an M15 officer obsessed with a merciless hit woman. While chasing this woman (Jodie Comer), both women become obsessed with one another. According to a review on the drama series, it can be described as,
It’s a complicated role that also requires precise comic timing, and Oh nails every aspect of it.
Looking Back at Sandra Oh’s Career
Previously, Sandra Oh has played different roles in a variety of series and movies in Hollywood. Some of her most popular works include The Princess Diaries, Big Fat Liar, Double Happiness, and most importantly, Grey’s Anatomy. Sandra Oh comes from a Korean immigrant family in Canada. Her nomination for the Emmy makes history as she is the first woman from an Asian descent to be nominated for best lead actress in a drama series.
We’ve been telling y’all for so long that Sandra oh is amazing and incredibly talented and it took y’all YEARS to finally listen and now I feel like I can exhale because my hard work is beginning to pay off
— give sandra oh an emmy you cowards (@oceansyang) July 12, 2018
Oh Happy About Her Nomination
Oh herself is very happy with her groundbreaking nomination. And has a few things to share about how Hollywood is moving towards broader representation. She believes that it is something to really celebrate. In an interview, Ms. Oh shared that,
You want to know what? Let’s celebrate it, man. I’m serious, just [expletive] celebrate it. It’s like, we’ve got to start somewhere. And I’m happy to get that ball rolling, because what I hope happens is that next year and the next year and the next year, we will have presence. And the presence will grow not only to Asian-Americans, you know, from yellow to brown, but to all our other sisters and brothers. Our First Nations sisters and brothers. Our sisters and brothers of different sizes and different shapes. If I can be a part of that change, like [expletive], yeah, let’s celebrate it.
The trends of Emmy’s and Oscars have changed. It took quite a while for Hollywood to recognize Asian talents. And considering that Sandra Oh has performed remarkably on television for about a decade now, she deserves this nomination for Killing Eve.
Academy Awards are finally moving towards a more positive change. Recognizing and accepting these marginalized communities is just the first step. Representation of community is getting less important while acknowledging true talents is becoming a priority.