"I'm so proud of her"
Sandra Oh’s mother is winning the hearts of people on the internet after wearing a hanbok to the Emmys.
Killing Eve star Sandra Oh brought her parents to the Emmys and the internet is loving it.
Oh might have broken a record for being the first Asian woman to be nominated for an Emmy in the lead actress category (for her role as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve), but her mother was the one who stole the show.
Both her parents attended the prestigious event and accompanied their daughter on the red carpet.
When Variety approached the Canadian Korean actress, Oh was quick to introduce her parents.
Oh’s mother, who was dressed in a traditional Korean hanbok was asked how proud she was of her daughter. She replied, “oh, very much. I’m so proud of her.” She then reached over and kissed her.
A slightly embarrassed Oh gasped, “oh my god, that happened on film!”
The sweet moment has touched the internet.
“sandra oh is living every asian american child’s dream right now my heart,” tweeted another.
Those whose parents are immigrants felt the moment resonate with them. “you know what i love? that sandra oh introduced her parents to the red carpet reporter with, “this is my mom, mrs oh…” my child-of-immigrants heart FELT that,” wrote another Twitter user.
Others were proud of Oh’s mother’s choice of outfit. “Sandra Oh’s mom wore a hanbok to the Emmys! There is a hanbok at the Emmys! Forget K-pop, THIS is the sign that Koreans have arrived,” one person tweeted.
— Variety (@Variety) September 17, 2018
— Sandra Oh was robbed💥 (@SandraMijuOh) September 17, 2018
MEDIA: “How much do you love her show?”
UMMA OH: *gives Sandra a kiss*
SANDRA: “OH MY GOD THAT HAPPENED ON FILM”
sandra oh is living every asian american child’s dream right now my heart pic.twitter.com/PVYyi53TZZ
— William Yu (@its_willyu) September 18, 2018
Ugh…. so much love for Sandra Oh. She really did THAT. She did all of THAT as a Korean-Canadian actress. Challenging stereotypes & defying the model minority myth all while making her mom & dad proud. Fucking goals. https://t.co/fOkeLojWtM
— Pawlienne!! (@paulinexkim) September 18, 2018
you know what i love? that sandra oh introduced her parents to the red carpet reporter with, “this is my mom, mrs oh…”
my child-of-immigrants heart FELT that 😭
— Bim Adewunmi (@bimadew) September 17, 2018
Sandra Oh’s mom wore a hanbok to the Emmys! There is a hanbok at the Emmys! Forget K-pop, THIS is the sign that Koreans have arrived. https://t.co/GZCtfBw1GR
— Albert Kim (@MagicBranch) September 17, 2018
— carrie caron (@garlandfarm) September 17, 2018
I do love that Sandra Oh is trending even though she didn’t win. #Emmys
— My TV Family (@MyTVFamily) September 18, 2018
sandra oh’s mom, like all korean moms, ready to throw down pic.twitter.com/j5Z2cKzbTt
— karen han (@karenyhan) September 18, 2018