Andy Samberg cried backstage when Golden Globes co-host Sandra Oh won award


Andy Samberg cried when his new pal Sandra Oh won a prize at the 2019 Golden Globes.

The Hollywood stars presented the annual awards ceremony on Sunday night (06Jan19), and during the evening, Sandra picked up the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for her performance as Eve Polastri in Killing Eve.

But even though Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andy has only known Sandra for a short time, he became very emotional when she was named as the winner.

“We met briefly, we presented at the Emmys, and then we spent the last week and a half working on the Globes, but we didn’t know each other that much. But we just sort of liked each other so much from that one experience we decided to go for it because they asked,” he said during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday night (08Jan19).

“She’s so warm and magnetic, and I fell so into her energy that we were all backstage when she won. They were like, ‘Sandra Oh,’ and I was like, ‘Yeah!’ I started crying. I was like, ‘She’s been working on this for the last four days I’ve known her!’ I gave her boyfriend a big hug and was like, ‘We did it!'”

And while Andy enjoyed co-hosting the star-studded bash alongside Sandra, he did note that he found the experience a little disconcerting, as he soon discovered that the guests “do not care about the show”.

“The audience is not watching the show,” the 40-year-old smiled. “There’s two things happening. There’s a big awards show happening and right next to it is a really loud restaurant filled with celebrities. They do not care about the show. When we came out for the monologue, you can look at the wide shot, it looks like the battlefield in Game of Thrones or something.”

However, Andy admitted that Bohemian Rhapsody actor Rami Malek was a “good dude” and paid attention throughout.