Sandra Oh Is a Timeless Beauty In Elegant Black Dress at Time 100 Gala
Sandra Oh is pure perfection.
The Killing Eve leading lady looked made a glamorous statement at the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday. Oh -- who was named one of the magazine's Most Influential People of the Year -- arrived to the annual celebration in an elegant black Oscar de la Renta dress that featured a single strap, bedazzled with silver crystals and white feathers. She paired the regal look with, Gina shoes, a black rectangular Jimmy Choo clutch with silver jewels and long-dangling diamond earrings by Brumani.
Her hair was coiffed in an edgy and stylish updo, and her makeup was simple with soft eyeshadow, blush and a nude-pink lip.
Shonda Rhimes penned a heartfelt essay about the actress as part of Time's list.
"One of the greatest gifts of my creative life has been the opportunity to write words to be spoken by Sandra Oh. The reason is simple: Sandra Oh is a virtuoso. She treats dialogue like notes of music—every word must be played, every syllable correctly toned. She’s always been an extraordinary actor," Rhimes wrote, adding, "Her comic timing is priceless. Her dramatic well is endless. Her talent is a song to be heard. With her nuanced characters, Sandra Oh has chosen to fearlessly take up space in a universe that has not always made space for her."
During the event, Oh took the stage to thank the magazine for including her in the list, as well as the relevancy of making art.
"Growing up in a small town in Canada, Time, a copy of Time was always on the tea table, it was a mainstay in my parents' home for over 40 years," she recalled in a video posted by Time. "So when I got the news and found out about this honor of Time 100 and the opportunity to be on the cover, I told my mom, right, and she put both of her hands on my shoulders and she said, 'You're famous.' So thank you, Time, because of this honor, my mother recognizes I'm famous."
"It's a good time to be making art. It’s an important time to be making art," she continued later in her speech. "I truly believe art evolves our hearts and our minds because it allows us to experience and understand another’s sorrow. It reminds us of universal truths. It connects us. Art can transform us and through us, our culture."
She also touched on Beyoncé's concert film, Homecoming, calling it "an important piece of work. "I encourage you all to see it because you're witnessing an artist at her most potent and working on the deepest cultural level," she explained, later toasting to Queen Bey.
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