Sandra Oh Makes History as First Asian to Win Multiple Golden Globes with Killing Eve Victory
Sandra Oh didn’t just host the 2019 Golden Globes on Sunday — she also went home with one of the awards.
The actress, 47, won the prize for best actress in a television drama for her role in Killing Eve at 76th annual award show.
This is Oh’s second Globe win overall, and it makes her the first Asian performer to win multiple Golden Globes. In 2006, she won one for playing Cristina Yang in Grey’s Anatomy.
She was up against Keri Russell (The Americans), Julia Roberts (Homecoming), Elisabeth Moss (Homecoming), and Caitriona Balfe (Outlander).
In her enthusiastic speech, Oh thanked her “incredible cast” and her parents, who were in the crowd. “I’m so grateful to my family,” she said, bowing to her parents. “I’d like to thank my mother and my father,” she said, followed by saying in Korean, “Mom, Dad, I love you.”
Awkwafina and Jenny Han were among those celebrating Oh’s use of Korean during her acceptance speech (and Oh’s parents became celebrities in their own right).
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On Thursday, BBC America announced that season 2 of Killing Eve will debut April 7.
The spy thriller, which pits Oh’s British intelligence agent against a dangerous and unhinged assassin named Villanelle (Jodie Comer), debuted last April. The show — which was named Outstanding New Program at the Television Critics Association Awards — also received two Emmy nominations in 2018, one for Oh in the Outstanding Lead Actress category, and one for executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Outstanding Writing.
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Season 2, which will consist of 8 episodes, was ordered days before the season 1 premiere aired. It features the addition of several cast members, including Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Shannon Tarbet, Nina Sosanya, Edward Bluemel and Julian Barratt.
For a peek at season 2, check out Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive gallery of first-look photos.
The 76th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Oh and Andy Samberg, are airing live on NBC.