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“Umma, Appa, Sa rang hae yo.”

Korean-Canadian Hollywood actress Sandra Oh (48) said this to her parents, who are among the many crowds at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. The annual Golden Globe Award was held on January 6th at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

At the award, Sandra Oh won the ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama’ category with her performance in ‘Killing Eve’, where she played an MI5 agent in the British Secret Intelligence Service. Last night’s win was the actress’s second win at the Golden Globes, since she had won the Best Supporting Actress back in 2006 for her performance in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. It is the first time in the Golden Globes history that an Asian actress has won more than once.

Not only she has won the Best Actress, but also Sandra Oh hosted the award. With comedian Andy Samberg, Oh co-hosted the event. Sandra Oh is also the very first Asian person to host the Golden Globes in history. At the beginning of the host monologue, Sandra Oh held her tears back and told the audience why she decided to host the event. She said, “I wanted to be here to look out into this audience, and witness this moment of change”. And then Oh proved that she was “the change” she mentioned, by winning the Best Actress category.


by Audrey Joung