Sandra Oh Will Make History As the First Asian Woman to Host the Golden Globes

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Canadian actress Sandra Oh will co-host the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards alongside American actor and comedian Andy Samberg on Jan. 6, the organizers announced this Wednesday.

Image via Golden Globe Awards

The duo previously presented an award together at the Emmy Awards this September, where they received “praise for their chemistry,” according to The Independent.

 

Oh, who herself won a Golden Globe in 2006 for her role in the long-running medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” will become both the first Canadian and the first person of color to host the Golden Globe Awards. She will also be the first Asian woman to host any of the major entertainment award shows, including the Emmys, Grammys and Academy Awards.

Oh is currently the co-executive producer and leading actress of the BBC America drama “Killing Eve,” for which she was nominated for an Emmy earlier this year. The role has also garnered her a nod for best actress in a TV drama at the upcoming Golden Globes, which will complement her hosting duties.

Image via Instagram / iamsandraohinsta

Samberg, previously a cast member of “Saturday Night Live,” also picked up a Golden Globe in 2014 for his role in the police comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

“We’re excited to welcome Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg as co-hosts of Hollywood’s Party of the Year,” Meher Tatna, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) president, said in a statement. “Both Golden Globe Award recipients have continually showcased their talents in film and television, and we can’t wait to see what their undeniable chemistry will bring to the Golden Globes stage.”

Featured Image via (left) Instagram / iamsandraohinsta and (right) Golden Globe Awards

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