Just like Grey’s Anatomy fans, Ellen Pompeo is thrilled for Sandra Oh and her Golden Globes win. On Monday, Pompeo congratulated her former costar on winning best actress in a television drama series for her role in Killing Eve. And, yes, for the Grey’s fans who still hold a special place in their hearts for Meredith (Pompeo) and Cristina (Oh), Pompeo’s reaction to her person taking home such a prestigious honor is going to give them all the feels.
On Monday, Oh shared a photo of herself on her hotel room floor after eating room service the next morning and with her award sitting on the table. Next to the image, she wrote, “Thank you to all my Team(s).” To that, Pompeo retweeted the photo and wrote, “This is a pretty sweet sight I gotta say…. @IamSandraOh no one deserves this more.” Agreed, Ellen. Agreed.
Pompeo isn’t Oh’s only former Grey’s Anatomy coworker to send her congratulations. The ABC drama’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, tweeted on Sunday, “I am so incredibly happy for @IamSandraOh tonight. Well-deserved. Overdue. She is always best actress, y’all. Always.”
Kate Walsh, who also starred with Oh in 2003’s Under the Tuscan Sun, tweeted, “WOW. @IamSandraOh You’re a legend. Sending you the biggest congrats! So well deserved.”
And Kevin McKidd, who played Oh’s love interest in the series, wrote, “Sandra!!!!! @IamSandraOh !!! I’m so proud today! Xxx”
I am so incredibly happy for @IamSandraOh tonight. Well-deserved. Overdue. She is always best actress, y'all. Always.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) January 7, 2019
— Kate Walsh (@katewalsh) January 7, 2019
Sandra!!!!! @IamSandraOh !!! I’m so proud today! Xxx
— Kevin McKidd (@TheRealKMcKidd) January 7, 2019
In addition to her major win, as cohost of the award show with Andy Samberg, Oh shined an important light on the changes in Hollywood when it comes to diversity.
After many jokes in the opening monologue, Oh got serious and stated, “I said yes to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out into this audience and witness this moment of change.” She continued, “I’m not fooling myself; next year could be different. It probably will be. But right now, this moment is real. Trust me; it is real. Because I see you. And I see you. All of these faces of change. And now, so will everyone else.”
Not only is Oh the first person of Asian decent to host the Golden Globes, but she became the first Asian woman to win for a leading television role in 39 years. In 1981, Yoko Shimada won the same category for her role in Shogun. Oh also previously won a Golden Globe in 2006 for her supporting role in Grey’s Anatomy.
There’s no denying Oh had a memorable evening, and one she’ll probably never forget. All the congratulations being sent her way are absolutely well-deserved.