Golden Globe Awards Host "Not Interested" In Discussing Trump During Broadcast | Def Pen
Sandra Oh
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 17: 70th ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS — Pictured: (l-r) Actors Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh attend the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018. NUP_184222 (Photo by Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Tonight is the night! After the date was first announced in November, the time for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards are finally here. With the casts of Crazy Rich Asians, A Star Is Born, Black Panther and many more, tonight is sure to be a star studded affairs. While most of the focus will be on the winners, the hosts will also garner the spotlight. Actress Sandra Oh and comedian Andy Samberg will hold things down throughout the night. As is customary for most award shows, the two co-hosts will most certainly touch on a number of topics in Hollywood and the world at large. However, there’s one popular topic that appears not to be the focus of host, Sandra Oh.

During a recent conversation with Samberg, Oh was asked about the possibility of discussing Donald Trump during the broadcast. In response, she said, “I’m not interested in [talking about Trump] at all.” She added, “What I’m interested in is pointing to actual real change. I want to?focus on that ’cause people can pooh-pooh Hollywood all they want — and there is a lot to pooh-pooh, sure — but we also make culture.”

Trump has been the target of much of the entertainment world and the country at large. It would be a shock, but the actress hopes to keep the attention on the success of people of color in Hollywood this year. When discussing the diversity in representation this year, Oh said, “How many gazillions of people have seen Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians?” She later added, “That changes things. Just speaking for my own community, people cried a lot in?[‘Crazy Rich Asians’], and it’s not only because it’s a great story and a classic romantic comedy — it is?because seeing yourself reflected onscreen?is really emotional when you don’t even know that you’re carrying so much grief of never?being seen.”

The 76th Golden Globe Awards will air tonight at 8 p.m. on NBC.

 

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