Sandra Oh Thanks Several Black Actors In SAG Acceptance Speech
"Alfre Woodard, she whispers in my ear – 'I’m so proud of you up there.' "
Sandra Oh is on cloud nine after taking home the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Sunday night (Jan. 28).
Dressed in a flowing floor-length red gown, the 47-year-old Grey's Anatomy alum was visibly flustered (and happy) as she took to the stage to accept her award. A beat later, she began her acceptance speech by thanking several black actors for providing encouraging words throughout her career.
"I just so want to thank my fellow actors. I have felt your support so tremendously in the last years,” Oh began.
"I want to thank Alfre Woodard,” she continued. “In 1997 — she’s never going to remember this, she whispers in my ear – 'I’m so proud of you up there. We fight the same fight.’ Jamie Foxx in 2006 pulled me aside and said, ‘Keep going.’ And in 2017, Lena Waithe, she just embraced me and said, ‘You already won. It’s in the work.’' So thank you to my fellow actors. Thank you so much.”
The Chi creator took to Twitter shortly after Oh left the stage and responded to her kind words in kind.
This is Oh's fourth SAG win and sixth nomination. Oh's performance in the drama series was the only nomination Killing Eve received.