The actress talked about her groundbreaking nomination at the 2018 Emmys

By Emily Zauzmer
September 17, 2018 08:06 PM
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Sandra Oh brought two important people to the red carpet — her parents!

Oh introduced her parents to NBC’s Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb during her red carpet interview at the 2018 Emmys.

“My parents are here, and I’m just so excited to be able to bring them,” Oh said.

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Sandra Oh brings her parents to her interview
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Oh is the first Asian actor ever to receive an Emmy nomination in the best actress category, and she opened up about the significance of her nomination.

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“I’ve never really been separate from it, my Asian-ness,” she explained. “How can you be? But it’s absolutely so special. I can feel it.”

Oh added, “It means something, hopefully, to our community.”

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