Remember when Sandra Oh left Grey’s Anatomy and we all wondered what was the point of watching without our beloved Cristina Yang? Okay, so the series wound up still being as awesome as ever, but it seemed like Oh basically disappeared.
Until the past few months, that is. Now it seems like the Canadian actress has been popping up everywhere, and we can’t get enough of her. In fact, we’re calling it right now: 2019 is going to be the year of Sandra Oh.
She’s going to co-host the Golden Globes
The Globes have a weird history in terms of the people they’ve asked to host their show. For years the production survived without a host, but occasionally producers find someone they love, like Ricky Gervais or Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and ask them back, and back… and back again. This year the show is taking its biggest departure yet by asking Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh to co-host, making Oh the first person of Asian descent to host a Hollywood awards show, ever.
— Sandra Oh (@IamSandraOh) December 6, 2018
She’s back for a second season of a historic role
Have you caught Bravo’s Killing Eve yet? You totally should. Oh stars alongside Jodie Komer in one of the most nail-biting games of cat-and-mouse ever featured on TV. It’s female-driven and has really great production values. But best of all, it nabbed Oh a historic Emmy nomination, making her the first Asian actress to ever be nominated for a leading dramatic role. (She lost out to Claire Foy for The Crown.)
Given all the buzz from the first season, we’re definitely on edge waiting for the second season to bow in 2019.
Now she’s nominated for a Golden Globe too
Did we mention that, on the heels of her Emmy nomination and the announcement that she’s co-hosting the Globes in January, Oh has also been nominated for a Golden Globe? She’s going toe-to-toe with the likes of Julia Roberts, Keri Russell, Elisabeth Moss and Caitriona Balfe. Now that is a great group of women to be a part of, don’t you think?
She could potentially return to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’
If Grey’s Anatomy were to end sooner rather than later as Ellen Pompeo has hinted, we don’t think it should end without at least one more appearance by Cristina Yang. After all, the fierce, “dark and twisty” friendship between Cristina and Meredith was one of the original reasons we tuned in.
Thankfully, in an interview with Variety, Oh confirmed she would at least consider returning to the show were it to end. Which means we could potentially see her reprise the role as soon as next year.
She has the blessing of our PM
No matter how you personally feel about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, you’ve got to admit that having his endorsement is kind of a big deal. Well, it seems as though he’s certainly rooting for Oh in the new year too, or at least if the actress’s Instagram posts are any indication. Now that’s what we call staying true to your roots.
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Yup, we’re calling it. Next year is totally the year of Oh.
Watch the 2019 Golden Globes co-hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg on Sunday, January 6 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.