It’s hard to believe that it has been 76 years since the Golden Globes got their start. Each year they seem to look for a new way to keep people interested and coming back for more when the new year arrives. The duties of hosting are always some of the most difficult to fulfill because you want to keep it respectful but you also want to have a little fun.
We’ve seen some rather awkward moments over the years where the crowds cringed, both in the audience and at home. Sometimes it was intentional but this year, it seems as if everything was a true success. Andy Samberg and Sandra oh were on the stage, giving speeches and doing a little bit of roasting for various Hollywood celebrities.
The 2019 Golden Globes were even opened up with a monologue of compliments instead of the critical humor that is typically seen.
— Brooklyn Nine-Nine (@nbcbrooklyn99) January 7, 2019
People seem to love their wholesome attitude.
— Kelly Blanco (@KellyNBC6) January 7, 2019
After roughly 475 years of award show hosting defined by cynicism and jadedness I am VERY HERE for Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh's JOYFUL ENTHUSIASM.
— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon) January 7, 2019
Oh man Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh are the wholesome content I fucking needed
— Alex Zaragoza (@byalexzaragoza) January 7, 2019
I truly love the Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg chemistry and I need a Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Killing Eve crossover immediately
— spookaye ghoul (@ohkayewhatever) January 7, 2019
Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh leaning into their goofy, pure niceness is just what the doctor ordered. #GoldenGlobes
— Anna Menta (@annalikestweets) January 7, 2019
— Nora Dominick (@noradominick) January 7, 2019
They did give some rather hilarious burns as well:
— news.com.au (@newscomauHQ) January 7, 2019
Lady Gaga screaming ‘IT’S TRUE!’ after Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh bring up the ‘100 people in a room….’ quote 😂 #GoldenGlobes
— Jessica Derschowitz (@jessicasara) January 7, 2019
— UPROXX (@UPROXX) January 7, 2019
Sandra was there to do more than host. She also received the nomination for Best Actress in a TV Drama for her part in the BBC series, Killing Eve. She was the first woman of Asian descent that would walk away with the award. She began her emotional speech, thanking those who worked on the show and then she singled out her parents in the audience.
— Variety (@Variety) January 7, 2019
“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, my father,” said Oh before adding in Korean: “Mom, Dad, I love you.”
— MTV NEWS (@MTVNEWS) January 7, 2019
Her father bowed and she did the same and then her parents gave her a standing ovation. It is a moment that had people on Twitter smiling from ear to ear.
— Megan Tsang (@MeggyTsang) January 7, 2019
— 𝙷𝚢𝚎 𝙹𝚞𝚗 (@hyejunie) January 7, 2019
I still can’t get over how happy Sandra Oh’s parents were when she won a Golden Globe 😭 #GoldenGlobes
— ~Brittany~ (@teenwolfhuman) January 7, 2019
— Jennifer Li (@jennniferli) January 7, 2019
— Variety (@Variety) January 7, 2019
This was the second time that she won a Golden Globe. She received the best supporting actress award for Grey’s Anatomy in 2006. When she was younger, she thought that she had too much to live up to and she was the only child in her family without a Masters degree. She had the following to say to Ellen DeGeneres
“It was very, very tough because, like, you know, my parents at that time really looked down on the arts. It was hard. It’s like one step above, you know, prostitution.
“It’s a different thing. They’d go, what is the social purpose of what you’re doing? Because they really instilled in all of us, my sister, my brother, that whatever you have to do has to be good for society. What’s the good of being on camera? What are you helping society with?”
I would have to say that her parents are probably as proud as they could be.