Sandra Oh Thanked Her Parents in Korean at the Golden Globes and It’s Amazing

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Sandra Oh used her platform at an award show to show gratitude to her parents, and netizens are loving it.

Sunday night was big for the 47-year-old Korean-Canadian actress, who received her second Golden Globe award for her performance as Eve Polastri in “Killing Eve.”


Oh is the first Asian actress to host the Golden Globes and win multiple awards from the ceremony. She received her first Golden Globe in 2006 for her role as Cristina Yang in “Grey’s Anatomy.”

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In her acceptance speech, Oh thanked writer-executive producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge and author Luke Jennings, whose novellas inspired the BBC America series about an M15 agent.

She then turned to her parents, who were present in the event and applauded from their seats after her win.

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“Mostly, there are two people here tonight that I am so grateful that they are here with me. I’d like to thank my mother and my father,” Oh said before addressing them in Korean and saying “I love you” in the language.

“Omma, appa… Saranghaeyo,” she said with a bow.

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The actress’s father, Oh Jun-su, is a businessman, while her mother, Young-nam, is a biochemist.

The pair also attended last year’s Emmys, where their daughter was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the same role in “Killing Eve.”

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Oh’s nod to her roots, and her parents’ proud cheering from the crowd — with her father giving a standing ovation and bowing back — immediately touched the internet.

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