Sandra OhLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 1/16/19 at 10:16PM EST
Ellen Pompeo now isn't sure she's ready to leave Grey's Anatomy
After saying last fall "I'm definitely looking for a change" after her contract expires in 2020, Pompeo appears to be more optimistic about returning for Season 17. “I keep saying, ‘I’m ready to move on and I want to stop the show before the ratings go down,’ but the ratings never go down!” she tells TVLine with a laugh. “They go down a little bit, but the fact that we are able to hold our (title as ABC’s No. 1 series) is kind of (incredible). It’s very cool to have these kind of ratings and be on a hit network show in this (Peak TV) landscape.”
Posted Wednesday 1/09/19 at 1:57PM EST
Andy Samberg admits he cried backstage when Sandra Oh won a Golden Globe
Source: ET Canada
“Sandra Oh is the best person on earth,” Samberg said on The Tonight Show. “We met briefly, we presented at the Emmys, and then we spent the last week and a half working on the Globes, but we didn’t know each other that much. But we just sort of liked each other so much from that one experience we decided to go for it because they asked. She’s so warm and magnetic, and I fell so into her energy that we were all backstage when she won. They were like, ‘Sandra Oh,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah!’ I started crying. I was like, ‘She’s been working on this for the last four days I’ve known her!’ I gave her boyfriend a big hug and was like, ‘We did it!’” ALSO: Watch Samberg heckle Jimmy Fallon.
Posted Tuesday 1/08/19 at 7:34AM EST
Is it time to give up on having awards show hosts?
Kevin Hart's Oscars controversy and Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg's tepid performance at the Golden Globes beg the question whether award show hosts are needed anymore. That was Leigh Blickley's thought after she couldn't get a handle on Oh and Samberg's performance. "And then I realized: My problem with the hosts had little to do with them, their schtick or the audience’s inability to appropriately digest Oh’s impactful speech," she says. "The reality is simpler: There is no such thing as a good awards show host. The thing is, the job of an awards show host ― in the age of real-time social media criticism, at least ― is a lose-lose gig, and the organizations who run those shows know it. Just ask Anne Hathaway. If you’re cutesy, you’re labeled a bore by the masses. If you’re sarcastic, you’re considered too snarky. If you stay silent on politics, you’re unwoke. If you’re Jimmy Kimmel, you’re just doing it to promote your late-night show." ALSO: NBC confirms Golden Globes bit used fake flu shots.
Posted Monday 1/07/19 at 1:57PM EST
Netflix sends an impassioned tweet urging fans to watch Killing Eve, even though it's streaming on rival Hulu
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Netflix called a brief cease-fire in the streaming wars during the Golden Globes with its unusual Killing Eve tweet, which read: "every single one of you reading this right now needs to make time in your life to watch Killing Eve. It's a true masterclass in writing, directing, and acting. Oh goodness ... the acting! What Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer do in this show is NEXT. LEVEL. PERFECTION. Watch it."
Posted Monday 1/07/19 at 1:57PM EST
Sandra Oh's Grey's Anatomy family congratulates her on her Golden Globes win
"I am so incredibly happy for @IamSandraOh tonight," Shonda Rhimes tweeted during the Globes. "Well-deserved. Overdue. She is always best actress, y'all. Always."
Posted Monday 1/07/19 at 6:19AM EST
Golden Globes ceremony set a "warm" tone in trying to avoid controversy
Source: The New York Times
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg were the perfect hosts for a ceremony that didn't want any trouble, says James Poniewozik. "The awards aside — and you should always set the perplexing Golden Globe Awards choices aside — this year’s Globes were a test case for what works at an awards show these days," he says. "Having tried running politically hot and sardonically cold, this year it wondered if warm might be just right. Sometimes it was cozy, sometimes just tepid." Carol Burnett brought sweetness as the first-ever recipient of the lifetime TV achievement award, which was named after her. And Jeff Bridges, known best for playing the Dude in The Big Lebowski, was the perfect recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award. "The Globes, which often teeters on the edge of tipsy chaos, seemed Sunday night to be coasting on a mellow, it’s-all-good buzz. It was pleasant enough, though numbing the longer it went on," says Poniewozik. "Though as those who partook more fully of the spirit of the Dude might say: That’s just, like, my opinion, man."
- Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg were messy, weird and delightful -- the closest to reaching the heights of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey
- Oh and Samberg couldn’t help but feel mismatched, and it made the evening feel shaky
- The entire ceremony was an embarrassment: "It’s pretty glaring how awkwardly Sunday’s show grappled with its identity crisis"
- Oh and Samberg weren't smooth, often awkward and too rushed while the broadcast suffered from bleeping and wonky camerawork
- Oh and Samberg proved that you can succeed by playing nice
- This was a by-the-book but overlong awards show, gentle on the jokes and heavy on the adulation
- Patricia Arquette apologizes for dropping the F-word while accepting her award for Escape at Dannemora -- read what she said
- Netflix finally has its first Golden Globes TV series win after The Kominsky Method took home two trophies
- The Americans is the third FX drama to win the best drama series after The Shield and Nip/Tuck
- The Globes breakout star was Fiji water girl, who called her photobombs "all strategic"
- Did Samberg really accuse the U.S. government of assassinating members of the Black Panther party?
- Chrissy Metz shoots down rumor she called Alison Brie a "bitch," while Brie posted: "Rumors can’t keep us down!”
- The Kominsky Method and The Assassination of Gianni Versace tied for the most Globe victories
- Emma Stone apologized for playing part-Asian in Aloha after Sandra Oh's whitewashing jab
- Many viewers were shocked that Christian Bale spoke in a Welsh accent
- 14 super awkward moments, including: "Gaga may have gotten DiCaprio-d by Patricia Arquette"
- The best (Olivia Colman saying "My Bitches") and worst (The Kominsky Method's victory) moments
- Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph showed that they could be perfect Oscar hosts
# TOPICS: Golden Globe Awards, NBC, The Americans, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, The Kominsky Method, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Chrissy Metz, Patricia Arquette, Sandra Oh, Award Shows
Posted Monday 1/07/19 at 6:19AM EST
Why Sandra Oh was Golden Globes' biggest winner
Source: The Atlantic
The Korean-Canadian Killing Eve star made history three times at the Golden Globes serving as co-host and with her victory for best dramatic actress. But it was her speech about diversity near the top of the show that really stands out, says Hannah Giorgis. "The speech was undeniably moving, even for those who’ve grown accustomed to viewing the industry’s glitzy gatherings with cynicism," says Giorgis. "And it was no surprise that Oh, with her preternatural talent and warm insight, offered the night’s first—and most profound—moment of inspiration." Giorgis adds: "Oh’s awards-night charisma never felt gimmicky. The host’s shoutout to the 'faces of change' in the audience cut through the politesse of Hollywood’s most common references to its own structural barriers. Oh herself is all too familiar with the reality of those obstacles: Though the Korean-Canadian veteran of Grey’s Anatomy has been acting for three decades, it was only last year that she landed a lead role."
Posted Thursday 1/03/19 at 1:53PM EST
Killing Eve returning for Season 2 in April
BBC America announced the Sandra Oh-led spy thriller will premiere its second season on April 7.
Posted Wednesday 1/02/19 at 3:41PM EST
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to avoid Trump talk and roasting celebrities when they co-host the Golden Globes
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
In a joint interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Oh and Samberg admitted that they aren't seen as hosts who would be political or mean to the audience. "I don't think it's shallow to 1) have fun and 2) be honestly celebratory," says Oh. "Just the fact that I'm f*cking up there is crazy-pants in a great way. And I'm not interested in (talking about Trump) at all. What I'm interested in is pointing to actual real change."
Posted Wednesday 1/02/19 at 10:27AM EST
Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh admit "we just met" in new Golden Globes promos
NBC has unleashed three promos for Sunday's Golden Globe Awards, including one that addresses the "elephant" in the room.
Posted Thursday 12/20/18 at 3:02PM EST
Sandra Oh on co-hosting the Golden Globes: "Oh my God, I'm terrified! I am super thrilled, so it's the good terror"
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
"It's like when you have to do something and you can't see how you could possibly pull it together, but that uncertainty excites you," she tells The Hollywood reporter of being tapped to co-host the Globes with Andy Samberg. "I remember talking to Andy and saying, 'I don't have a persona. I don't do this,'" she says. "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."
Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 10:16AM EST
Golden Globes: The Assassination of Gianni Versace earns the most TV nominatons
FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story led all TV series with four nominations. Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Americans, Sharp Objects, A Very English Scandal, The Kominsky Method and Homecoming tied for second with three nominations each. Cable TV had the most nominations with 32, followed by 19 for streaming services and four for broadcast networks. Among the nominees are Golden Globe Awards co-host Sandra Oh, who is up for best actress for Killing Eve.
- FX was No. 1 with 10 nominations, followed by HBO and Amazon with nine each
- This Is Us is the biggest snub, getting completely shut out after winning awards its first two seasons
- Atlanta's snub generates Twitter outrage
- Westworld, Maniac, The Handmaid's Tale, Ted Danson and Jodie Comer were among the biggest snubs
- The Good Place, The Americans, Dirty John's Connie Britton, The Alienist, Candice Bergen and Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? were the biggest surprises
- Pose, with its cast featuring five transgender actresses, makes history with its drama nomination
- Murphy Brown wasn't nominated, but Candice Bergen earned her 9th nomination for the CBS role
- From Homecoming to Kidding to The Kominsky Method: Golden Globes stuck to its tendency to honor new shows
# TOPICS: Golden Globe Awards, Amazon, FX, HBO, NBC, The Americans, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Atlanta, Barry, Homecoming, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sharp Objects, This is Us, A Very English Scandal, Sandra Oh, Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Posted Wednesday 12/05/18 at 5:37PM EST
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg to host the Golden Globe Awards
With the Golden Globes nominations announcement Thursday morning, the Killing Eve star and the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star have been announced as co-hosts of the Jan. 6 ceremony on NBC. Both Oh and Samberg have something in common: they both won Golden Globes during the first year of their shows, Oh in 2006 for Grey's Anatomy and Samberg in 2014 for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The pair also co-presented an Emmy award in September. “Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” said Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, NBC Entertainment co-chairmen. “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.”
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Sandra Oh's Killing Eve Emmy nomination is a "bittersweet joy" for actors of Asian descent
"It isn’t simply the Emmy committee’s fault that it has taken this long—this year is the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards—for an Asian American woman to be nominated for the top drama award," says Nicole Clark. "In a landscape devoid of major acting opportunities for Asians and Asian Americans, the lack of nominations and wins really isn’t surprising. To win an award, you need to have a good role, and those roles are in short supply for Asians. Only two Asian actors have won Emmys—Archie Panjabi in 2010 as supporting actress for The Good Wife and Riz Ahmed in 2017 as lead actor in HBO’s The Night Of."
Posted Thursday 7/12/18 at 5:29PM EDT
Sandra Oh reacts to her historic Emmy nomination as the first Asian leading woman for Killing Eve
Source: The New York Times
"You want to know what? Let’s celebrate it, man," said Oh, the first person of Asian descent to be nominated in the leading drama actress category. "I’m serious, just (expletive) celebrate it. It’s like, we’ve got to start somewhere, we’ve got to start somewhere. And I’m happy to get that ball rolling, because what I hope happens is that next year and the next year and the next year, we will have presence. And the presence will grow not only to Asian-Americans, you know, from yellow to brown, but to all our other sisters and brothers, you know, our First Nations sisters and brothers. Our sisters and brothers of different sizes and different shapes. If I can be a part of that change, like (expletive) yeah, let’s celebrate it." ALSO: Grey's Anatomy team celebrates Oh's nomination.