Sandra Oh claims fourth SAG award

Sandra Oh continued her winning streak Sunday night, picking up a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for Killing Eve.

The honour is the Ottawa native’s third this awards season for her role as MI5 operator Eve Polastri in the BBC America thriller, also claiming a Critics’ Choice Television Award and a Golden Globe.

Oh, 47, made an emotional acceptance speech where she thanked her fellow actors, including the cast of Killing Eve, in addition to Alfre Woodard, Jamie Foxx and Lena Waithe.

Oh’s fourth win and sixth SAG nomination, she’s previously been recognized for her work on Grey’s Anatomy and as part of the ensemble cast of the 2004 feature film Sideways.

Speaking backstage, the Korean-Canadian actress who made history earlier this month as the first Best Drama Actress Emmy nominee of Asian descent and the first Asian actress to win two Golden Globes, was asked about diversity in Hollywood.

“May it continue to grow and are we there yet? Of course not, but it’s always good to have something to aspire to and move towards,” said Oh. “For us to see ourselves is a deeply human need and I’m here to do my best to fulfill that.”

In the meantime, several Canadian series have received nominations for GLAAD Media Awards, which recognize fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.

Schitt’s Creek is nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series; Wyonna Earp for Outstanding Drama Series; while Anne With an E received a nod in the Outstanding Kids & Family Programming category.

Canadian-American political commentator and host Samantha Bee is nominated for Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode for “Trans Rights Under Attack” Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.

Additionally, several productions that use Canada as their primary filming location are nominees including Vancouver-shot Deadpool 2 (Outstanding Film – Wide Release) and the CW’s Supergirl (Outstanding Drama Series). Shadowhunters and The Handmaid’s Tale, which are filmed in the Toronto area, are also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.

The GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out in March at ceremonies in L.A. and New York.

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Connie Thiessen
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Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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