Killing Eve and co-host Sandra Oh nominated for Golden Globes


BBC America’s critically-acclaimed crime thriller Killing Eve and star Sandra Oh have received Golden Globe nominations. Oh will also co-host the show.

Nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced today. Among them were Killing Eve for Best Drama TV Series and star Sandra Oh for Best Actress in a Drama TV Series. Oh will also co-host the show next month with Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andy Samberg.

The duo did a memorable, hilarious bit while presenting an award at this year’s rather underwhelming Emmy Awards co-hosted by SNL‘s Michael Che and Colin Jost. Oh and Samberg’s banter got the attention of executives at NBC, the network hosting the Globes.

"“Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-Chairmen, NBC Entertainment, said in a joint statement. “They bring wit, charm and style to a room filled with the very best of film and television. It’s sure to be another unforgettable fun-filled night.”"

Oh’s Golden Globe nomination is her first for Best Actress in a Drama TV Series. In 2006, she won Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her performance as Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy. According to IndieWire, no actors of Asian descent have won multiple Golden Globes, so Oh will make history if she wins.

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Earlier this year, Oh made history as the first actress of Asian descent to receive an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Killing Eve follows Oh’s Eve Polastri, an MI-6 agent, as she becomes obsessed with tracking down Villanelle (Jodie Comer), an assassin with a flair for the dramatic who enjoys murdering people.

So far this awards season, the critically-acclaimed series has not had the best of luck, winning only Breakthrough Series – Long Form at the Gotham Awards and Outstanding New Program at the Television Critics Association Awards.

For her gripping performance, Oh has received Golden Derby, Emmy, TCA, Golden Globe, and Satellite nominations. The latter two have yet to be decided.

Comer’s outstanding performance has unfortunately been largely overlooked. She’s received only Golden Derby and TCA nominations.

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Series developer Phoebe Waller-Bridge has received only one individual nomination, an Emmy nod for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the pilot, “Nice Face.”

Killing Eve will return to BBC America for season two next year. Are you excited to see Oh co-host the Globes? Who do you think should win Best Actress in a Drama TV Series? Let us know in the comments sections below.