Sandra Oh Was Named One of Time's 100 Most Influential People & We're SO Proud

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Sandra Oh Named One Of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World

Sandra Oh has come a long way since she played Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy, hasn't she? In April 2019, the Killing Eve star and Golden Globe winner was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World in their annual 2019 issue. And as loyal Grey's fans, we are so proud of our girl for all of her accomplishments throughout the years, even if we can't expect her to return to the medical drama in the future.

As per the tradition of the Time issue, each honoree is given a tribute by a leader within the industry. So who better to pay tribute to Oh than Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, who has broken more barriers in the industry than we can count.

In the tribute to Oh, Rhimes wrote that one of the "greatest gifts" of her career "has been the opportunity to write words to be spoken by Sandra Oh." The head of Shondaland expressed that Oh was a "virtuoso" when it came to her work.

"She treats dialogue like notes of music—every word must be played, every syllable correctly toned," Rhimes wrote. "She's always been an extraordinary actor. Her body of work makes that clear. Ten years of playing Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey's Anatomy made her place in the acting landscape undeniable. Her award-winning turn as Killing Eve's Eve Polastri makes her legendary."

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Rhimes also applauded Oh for using her talents to advocate for diversity and Asian American representation in Hollywood.

"With her nuanced characters, Sandra Oh has chosen to fearlessly take up space in a universe that has not always made space for her," Rhimes wrote. "Now, the power of her talented presence makes space for others. And that is a gift to every artist of color who follows in her footsteps."

Following the release of the Time list, Oh went to her Instagram to share the news with her followers.

"Proud to be included in the 2019 #TIME100 list," Oh captioned a photo of her Time cover. "Can't wait tell you what Mom said. Thank u @shondarhimes @paridukovic @elizabethsaltzman @tedgibson @daniellevincentbeauty."

So here's to Sandra Oh! May her career continue to flourish forever.

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