Sandra Oh won the night at the Golden Globe awards, delivering an opening monologue that left some people crying (even if it left others finding it cringe-worthy given its positive approach compared with recent years) and winning one of the program’s most prestigious awards.
She became the first person of Asian descent to ever host the Golden Globes when she took to the stage with Andy Samberg, and only a handful of hosts to have not been white and male.
She then went on to win the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama for Killing Eve.
Towards the end of her opening monologue with Samberg in which the pair delivered a more positive and considerably much ‘nicer’ approach than previous hosts like Ricky Gervais, Oh took on a more serious tone, describing the “moment of change” she was witnessing from the stage.
“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,” she said.
“And I’m not fooling myself. Next year could be different. It probably will be. But right now, this moment is real. Trust me — it’s real. Because I see you. And I see you. All these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else.”
During her acceptance speech, she shared her gratitude and love for her parents.
The best supporting actress award was won by Regina King for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk. From the stage, King took a moment to appeal for Hollywood gender equality.
“I am making a vow to make sure that everything that I produce, it’s 50 percent women,” she said. “And I just challenge anyone out there who is in a position of power to stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”
Taking home the Golden Globe for best lead actress in a comedy series, star of The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel Rachel Brosnahan thanked “the incredible village it takes to make this show. And our village is a matriarchy.”
Glenn Close was the surprise winner of the best actress in a motion picture drama category for her role in The Wife. During her speech she shared that women must be able to “find personal fulfilment”. “Women we’re nurturers, that’s what’s expected of us.. but we have to find personal fulfillment… We have to say, ‘I can do that, and I should be allowed to do that.”
Sandra Oh really giving me the feels… to honor one’s parents and culture, in the highest level of one’s profession, is something that will inspire so many to believe it can be them on that stage too. Salute.
— D. (@DdotSAELEE) January 7, 2019