After bringing home a win and hosting the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards show, Sandra Oh made history – four times.
With scandals like #OscarsSoWhite and Hollywood’s whitewashing habits in films, it appears that being a minority in the entertainment world can be quite a challenge. Slowly but surely, it’s starting to look like POC are finally getting some recognition.
The Asian community is beaming thanks to Asian-Canadian actress Sandra Oh. At last night’s Golden Globe Awards show, Oh co-hosted the event with actor Andy Samberg. Although she was nervous to take the gig, she opened the night explaining why she agreed to take the job.
“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.”
Thank you beloved family (ps—why are mom and dad not looking at camera?) pic.twitter.com/xe1qMy7t9j
— Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh) January 6, 2019
And by agreeing to the gig, Oh became the first person of Asian descent and the first Canadian ever to host the Golden Globes.
The third major milestone came once Oh took home the award for her performance in the television series, Killing Eve. In 2006, she received her first Golden Globe for her role as Christine Yang in Grey’s Anatomy. Last night’s win made her the first woman of Asian descent to win multiple Golden Globes.
And last but not least, her win made her the first woman in 39 years to win in the Best Actress in a TV drama category.
When it comes to other notable events at last night’s awards, Emma Stone hilariously screamed, “I’M SORRY” after Oh made a comment on Hollywood whitewashing roles. (Anyone remember Aloha?) And after Darren Criss took home an award for his role in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, he gave a shout out to his mother by acknowledging his Filipino heritage.
“This has been a marvellous year for representation in Hollywood and I’m enormously proud to be a teeny tiny part of that as the son of a firecracker Filipino woman from Cebu that dreamed of coming to this country,” he said during his acceptance speech. “Mom, I know you’re watching this. You’re hugely responsible for most of the good things in my life.”
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Check out the list below to see some of last night’s winners:
- Best Motion Picture (Drama) – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) – Green Book
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) – Glenn Close for The Wife
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) – Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) – Olivia Colman for The Favourite
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) – Christian Bale for Vice
- Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture – Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture – Mahershala Ali for Green Book
- Best Director (Motion Picture) – Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
- Best Screenplay (Motion Picture) – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly for Green Book
- Best Motion Picture (Animated) – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
- Best Motion Picture (Foreign Language) – Roma
For a list of all the winners and nominees, visit the Golden Globe website.