Sandra Oh Gives Emotional Speech on Representation at 2019 Golden Globes
"I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight to look out onto this audience and witness this moment of change," Oh said.
Sandra Oh gave an emotional speech about why she decided to co-host the 2019 Golden Globes despite feeling overwhelming "fear" at the ceremony Sunday.
At the end of her and co-host Andy Samberg's monologue at the Beverly Hilton, the Killing Eve star told the audience that she was going to finish the speech "on a serious note."
"I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight to look out onto this audience and witness this moment of change," Oh said. She added, "And I'm not fooling myself. I'm not fooling myself, next year could be different, but right now this moment is real. Trust me, it's real. Because I see you and I see you, all these faces of changes. And now, so will everyone else."
Oh's remarks came after a joke in which Samberg feared that he had "whitewashed" Oh's part of the monologue because he read some of her lines off of the teleprompter. Also during the monologue, Oh vaunted the box office tally of Crazy Rich Asians and made a joke that the title of movie First Man also described Hollywood's hiring habits for directors.
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