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2019 Golden Globes

Sandra Oh powerfully celebrates 'this moment of change' in Golden Globes monologue

Sandra Oh took a moment at the end of her 2019 Golden Globes opening monologue to powerfully celebrate a breakthrough year for diversity in Hollywood.

Oh, who is hosting the show alongside Andy Samberg, said that she accepted the hosting duties this year despite "the fear of being on this stage" because she "wanted to be here to look out at this audience and witness this moment of change." In 2018, two of the year's most successful films were Black Panther, which is now the highest-grossing movie ever to feature a predominantly black cast, and Crazy Rich Asians, the first major American studio film featuring a predominantly Asian cast in more than two decades.

Oh, who herself is the first person of Asian descent to host the Golden Globes, went on to say that while "next year could be different," for the time being, "this moment is real." Looking out at members of the audience, she concluded, "Because I see you, and I see you. All these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else." Watch the powerful moment below. Brendan Morrow