"Right now, this moment is real"
Sandra Oh has become the first female Asian to ever host the Golden Globe Awards.
Killing Eve star Sandra Oh has made history by being the first Asian to ever host the Golden Globe Awards.
Oh co-hosted the 2019 Golden Globes on Sunday with Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andy Samberg.
In her emotional opening monologue, Oh praised “the faces of change” and the importance of “this moment of change”.
“I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change,” Oh said. “And I’m not fooling myself, I’m not fooling myself. Next year could be different; it probably will be. But right now, this moment is real. Trust me, it is real. Because I see you. And I see you. All these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else.”
Oh praised the success of Crazy Rich Asians for being “the first studio film with an Asian-American lead since Ghost in the Shell and Aloha.” Aloha star Emma Stone responded by shouting out “I’m sorry” from the audience.”
In Aloha, Stone played a quarter-Hawaiian, quarter-Chinese character named Allison Ng. She was criticised for the role and accused of whitewashing.
Finally, Oh thanked her parents in Korean saying “Mum, dad… I love you.”
100 PEOPLE IN A ROOM!!! pic.twitter.com/5kXbyzM5Ib
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