Oh won her first award at the Golden Globes earlier this year
Sandra Oh has won the SAG Award for the Best Actress in a TV Drama.
Earlier this month, Oh won her first award at the Golden Globes for the same on as MI5 analyst Eve Polastri on Killing Eve. Oh also made history by becoming the first Asian to host the Golden Globes.
In Oh’s emotional acceptance speech, she graciously thanked her Killing Eve team.
“I’d like to thank my mentor, Kim Gillingham, and all of the fellow creative dreamers. I am not the actor I am without the work that we share and I just so want to thank my fellow actors. I have felt your support so tremendously the past years,” she said.
Oh also took the opportunity to briefly reflect on those who believed in her over the years. “In 1997 Alfre Woodard whispered in my ear, I’m so proud of you out there, ‘we fight the same fight’,” Oh said. “Jamie Foxx in 2006 pulled me aside and said ‘keep going’. In 2017, Lena Waithe embraced me and said ‘you already won, it’s in the work’. So thank you to my fellow actors.”
Backstage, Oh discussed diversity in Hollywood. “Are we there yet? Of course not. But it’s always good to have something to aspire to and move towards, for us to see ourselves is a deeply human need and I’m here to do my best to fulfill that.”
In other news, Canadians found themselves reminding Americans that Oh is Canadian, not American.