- Sandra Oh won the award for outstanding lead actress in a TV series for her role in “Killing Eve” at the 2019 Golden Globes at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.
- In her emotional acceptance speech, the actress told her parents in Korean that she loves them and bowed to them respectfully from the stage.
- Oh’s father bowed back and gave her a standing ovation. Fans loved the sweet moment between the actress and her family, who were beaming from the audience.
Sandra Oh not only cohosted the 2019 Golden Globes at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday; she also won an award for best actress in a television series for her role in BBC’s excellent “Killing Eve.”
“Oh, Daddy,” Oh emotionally started her speech, seeing her father giving her a standing ovation. She went on to thank writer and executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge and author Luke Jennings, whose novellas inspired the series about an M15 agent, among others.
The actress then took another moment to single out her parents, who were in attendance.
“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, my father,” Oh said before telling them in Korean that she loves them.
Oh’s father bowed in return.
Oh did the same from the stage.
Fans loved the tender moment and gushed over how proud her parents looked of their daughter.
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I still can’t get over how happy Sandra Oh’s parents were when she won a Golden Globe ???? #GoldenGlobes
— ~Brittany~ (@teenwolfhuman) January 7, 2019
— Jennifer Li (@jennniferli) January 7, 2019
Sandra’s father is so proud of her. Omg. Total cuteness. Dad goals. So happy for Sandra. Completely deserving
— Courtney (@courtAnatomy_93) January 7, 2019
He also bowed to her which is ,among other things, a show of respect. She in turn bowed more lowly to him , in return. Very cool. Her dad seems to be a bit of a funny guy.
— Sharon Kingsmill (@sharonkingsmill) January 7, 2019
This was Oh’s second Golden Globe win. She previously won a best supporting actress award in 2006 for her role on “Grey’s Anatomy.” It was a big moment for Oh, who told Ellen DeGeneres in 2007 that she is the only sibling in her family who doesn’t have a master’s degree.
“It was very, very tough,” Oh said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” of pursuing an acting career in her family. “Because my parents at that time really looked down on the arts. It was hard. It’s like one step above, you know, prostitution.”
“It’s a different thing,” she added. “They’d go, ‘What’s the purpose of it? What is the social purpose of what you’re doing?’ Because they really, really instilled in all of us, my sister and my brother, that whatever you have to do has to be good for society. And there just doesn’t seem to be – what’s the good of being an actor on camera? What are you helping society with?”
This wasn’t the first time Oh brought her parents to an awards show.
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Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Jeon Young-nam, a biochemist, also attended the 2018 Emmys with their daughter.
Can we have them back at the show with her every year?
Watch Oh’s speech below:
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