Golden Globes: 10 of Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh's Memorable Awards Show Moments

6:28 PM 1/3/2019

by Katherine Schaffstall

The co-hosts are no strangers to awards shows.

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Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh are set to host the 2019 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night.

While this will mark the first time the two will serve as co-hosts at the ceremony, Samberg and Oh are no strangers to awards shows. Samberg has won a number of awards and has hosted the MTV Movie Awards, Emmys and Independent Spirit Awards, while Oh is an award-winning actress who recently made history for being the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated in the lead actress in a drama series category at the Emmys.

Meanwhile, when asked last month about her feelings regarding her upcoming hosting gig, she told The Hollywood Reporter, "I'm terrified! I am super thrilled, so it's the good terror."

She added, "I remember talking to Andy and saying, 'I don't have a persona. I don't do this.' But I adore him so much. We met when we presented at the Emmys and just immediately had a rapport. I trust him. Hopefully people are having a good reaction to this because it is a bit of a funny choice."

In the Jan. 4 THR cover story, the co-hosts previewed what they are and aren't planning to do during the show.

"Everyone is depressed, and maybe that's as good a reason as any that everyone could use a little time to laugh and celebrate," said Samberg about taking politics off the table. "Not to ignore anything, but we spend so much time every day wallowing in a lot of things that are happening in?our world that are really depressing, and with good reason — that stuff needs to be paid attention to — but there's also power to being positive and celebratory in the tougher times as well."

"The job of being a host, it's really to be there to support all the nominees and those who take that platform to say whatever they want," added Oh. "I don't really think that [getting political] is for the hosts, necessarily. You make it an open and safe place for whoever wants to use that platform to speak."

The two also discussed their fears for the hosting gig, as well as what they are looking forward to. Samberg noted that his biggest fear is the prompter going down, which happened to Jimmy Fallon during the 2017 ceremony. "If the prompter went down, it'd be bad," he said.

Oh said that she is looking forward most to meeting a specific nominee at the show. "I mean, I just want to shake Lin-Manuel Miranda's hand," she admitted.

Ahead of Samberg and Oh's co-hosting gig, take a look at some of their memorable awards show moments below.

  • Emmys 2018

    Oh and Samberg teamed up during the 2018 Emmy Awards to present the outstanding directing for a comedy series award. "We were supposed to come out here and read the winner, but instead I decided to speak from the heart," said Oh before she ripped the envelope with the winner's name in half.

    Samberg asked Oh why she ripped the envelope and she said that she was overwhelmed. He pointed out that they didn't know who the winner was and Oh suggested that they make it up. "The winner is La La Land," she said.

    "No, don't say that," responded Samberg. "Anything but that."

    Oh then announced that the winner was her ex-boyfriend from high school. Samberg tried to tell Oh that her past love was not the winner, though she said that it was possible. "We lost touch. He could be doing anything," she said as Samberg took the envelope from her.

  • Emmys 2018

    Oh made history as the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated in the lead actress in a drama series category at the 2018 Emmy Awards.

    While the award ultimately went to Claire Foy for her work on The Crown, Oh continues to receive praise for her role as Eve Polastri on the BBC America series Killing Eve, including receiving a Golden Globe nomination for the starring role.


  • Golden Globes 2018

    Samberg joined fellow Saturday Night Live alum Amy Poehler to present the best animated feature award at the 2018 Golden Globes. The two touched on the tense political climate during the bit by trying to offer up some gentle comedy.

    "I'll tell you what my best animated feature is," he began. "My mouth."

    "And mine is also my mouth," followed Poehler.

    After the audience lightly laughed, Samberg said, "What are you gonna do? It's a weird year."

  • Emmys 2015

    Samberg hosted the 67th Emmy Awards. The Saturday Night Live alum began his monologue by stating that his frequent musical collaborator Justin Timberlake would not be in attendance, for those expecting an updated version of "Dick in a Box."

    "The Emmys are all about celebrating the best of the year in television. So, sorry books, not tonight," Samberg continued.

    Throughout the monologue, he cracked jokes about the winners being kicked off stage by "the mean nun from Game of Thrones" if their speeches went on too long, the increased diversity among nominees and then-presidential nominee Donald Trump.

    "Donald Trump, of course, is running for president to the delight of uncles everywhere," he said. "But I've got to say, sure, Donald Trump seems racist… what else? Side note. Is it just me or does Bernie Sanders always look like his flight is delayed? Guy's a mess."

    The monologue also touched on recent TV news, including Arnold Schwarzenegger's role as the new host of The Apprentice and Paula Deen's turn as a contestant on Dancing With the Stars.

  • Emmys 2015

    During the 2015 Emmy Awards, Samberg teamed up with fellow Saturday Night Live alum Seth Meyers to honor the variety show's creator Lorne Michaels with the world's best boss award. The award was a mug that read "World's Best Boss."

    After Meyers stated that many of the actors in the room got their start on SNL, Meyers said, "Now we will present this mug to the winner of the special category: best boss."

    Samberg, who was spinning the mug on a tray, responded, "Wait, I thought we bought the mug for Lorne." Before Meyers could read the name off of the card, Samberg asked, "It's Shonda Rhimes, isn't it?"

  • Golden Globe Awards 2014

    Samberg won his first Golden Globe award at the 2014 ceremony in the best actor category for his work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

    Once the actor made his way up to the stage, he shared that he didn’t have anything prepared because he didn't expect to win. "Oh no! I didn't prepare anything. It wasn't gonna happen," he began.

    The comedian made the audience laugh as he struggled to come up with people to thank throughout the speech. "I guess I'll just thank everyone," he said before he listed groups of people behind the show. "The cast is awesome. The crew — really good; can't forget them. The writers kick a--."

  • Independent Spirit Awards 2013

    Samberg served as the host of the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards. He kicked off the awards show that honors independent films by poking fun at his own filmography. "Even though all the movies I've done haven't been indies, the box office results have all been pretty similar, so that bonds us," he said.

    The monologue included jabs at the actors and films nominated at the ceremony. "A best feature nominee, the omnipresent Silver Linings Playbook," he began. "Or as it's known in Japan, Garbage Bag Man."

    The host also addressed the big budget movies that would be honored at the Oscars the next day. "We're all here because we get it. We want movies with real stories, not cookie cutter plots and exploding spaceships. We're a community of artists and as a community we have one thing to say to Hollywood. Fuck you. You hide behind your desks and your money and we're sick of it," he said. "You can take your Hangovers and your Hunger Games and shove them directly up your ass. Cooper and Lawrence know what I'm talking about."

  • Emmys 2011

    The Lonely Island took the stage at the 2011 Emmy Awards to perform a medley of the songs "Jack Sparrow," "3-Way (The Golden Rule)" and "I Just Had Sex."

    The performance began with Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and guest Michael Bolton wearing cater-waiter outfits. Maya Rudolph, Ed Helms, John Stamos and Akon made appearances throughout the silly performance, while the band members also chanted "USA" around William H. Macy.

  • SAG Awards 2006

    Oh won a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2006 for her role as Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy.

    The actress thanked "every single actor out there" while accepting the award. She also thanked many of her co-workers on the medical drama, though she gave a special shout-out to creator Shonda Rhimes. "I'm really proud to be on a show whose casting is a little more representative of how I think the world is," she said.

    "To all my fellow Asian-American actors out there, I share this with you and be encouraged and keep shining," she concluded.

  • Golden Globes 2006

    Oh won her first Golden Globe award in 2006 for her work on Grey's Anatomy. "I feel like someone set me on fire," she said at the beginning of her acceptance speech.

    She thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press and the Grey's Anatomy cast and crew. When she began to thank her team, she said, "Oh God, I don't remember any of your names."

    Oh later told The Hollywood Reporter of that experience, "I think I drank like five bottles of champagne, and my body burnt through it so quickly that I was sober the entire time. I was sharp as a tack."