Sandra Oh thanked her parents in Korean at the Golden Globes and people are loving it

Sandra Oh thanked her parents in Korean at the Golden Globes and people are loving it

The Golden Globes have been running for 76 years, so each year it needs to find some way to keep people invested in the proceedings and butts on seats to watch the glamorous event. Hosting duties are always a difficult one, as you want to keep things respectful but you also want to have a little fun with it too.

Over the years we've seen some incredibly awkward moments, where the crowd cringed, sometimes even for intentional reasons (looking at you, Gervais). But this year seems to have been a resounding success, with Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg taking on the roles - with interludes and speeches that brought positivity and their fair share of burns to the Beverly Hilton ceremony on Sunday.

They even opened up the 2019 Golden Globes with a monologue full of compliments rather than the more critical humour people usually expect.

And people were all for their wholesome attitude.

Although they did have some pretty funny burns for the gathered celebs in the crowd.

Sandra Oh wasn't just there to host, however. She was also nominated for Best Actress in a TV Drama for her lead role in the BBC's critically-acclaimed series Killing Eve, and she became the first woman of Asian descent to win the award. "Oh Daddy," she began her emotional speech, taking a moment to thank those that helped the show come to fruition before singling out her parents in the audience.

"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."

Her father bowed, and she did the same in return, before her parents gave her a standing ovation. The wonderful moment had fans on Twitter beyond happy with her win and her emotive speech:

This is Oh's second Golden Globe win, as she's previously won a best supporting actress award for her role on Grey's Anatomy in 2006. Both wins were huge for Oh, who was worried early in life that she had too much to live up to, being the only sibling in her family without a master's degree. Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres in 2007, she said:

"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?"

However, now it looks like her parents couldn't be prouder of what she's achieved.