Sandra Oh had a glorious Golden Globes Night. On top of hosting alongside Andy Samberg, the talented performer also won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Drama for critically lauded MI5 drama Killing Eve. Oh had previously won Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film for Grey’s Anatomy. Last year, Oh also became the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Leading Actress in a drama–also for Killing Eve.
In Killing Eve, Oh plays Eve Polastri, a desk-bound MI5 officer who embarks on a dangerous, vigilante mission to bring a seductive, captivating serial killer to justice–a journey that leads her into the realm of outright obsession.
Sunday’s crowning achievement makes her the first Asian American woman to win two Golden Globes. Oh also joins the ranks of such entertainers as Mary Tyler Moore, Candace Bergen, Amy Poehler, Tom Selleck, and Bruce Willis, who all won awards while also hosting that same night. She was also the first Asian host of the awards show.
Oh’s passionate speech was easily one of the highlights of the evening. The ecstatic actress cried out “Oh, Daddy!” in response to seeing her elderly father give her a standing ovation in the audience.
Sandra Oh's father applauding her win just ENDED ME <3 pic.twitter.com/e6G45F8flT
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 7, 2019
After excitedly and energetically heaping thanks on Killing Eve’s creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the original novel series’ author Luke Jennings, the rest of the creative team, and cast, Oh teared up to thank her parents.
But mostly there are two people here tonight that I am so grateful that they are here with me. I’d like to thank my mother and my father. Thank you, everyone.
In a moment that elicited emotion from Asians around the world, Oh addressed her parents in Korean, saying the simple but beautiful phrase “Mom, Dad, I love you” before bowing with reverence.