Sandra Oh Wins Sag Award For Best Performance In BBC America’s “Killing Eve”
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Los Angeles – January 27, 2019 – Sandra Oh was awarded a Screen Actors Guild® Award this evening for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance as Eve Polastri in the BBC AMERICA series Killing Eve. The award is the third in a month for Oh, following her wins at The Golden Globes® and Critics’ Choice Awards for the same role. Killing Eve will return for its second season on BBC AMERICA on Sunday, April 7th at 8/7c.
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Sarah Barnett, President of Entertainment Networks, AMC Networks, remarked, “Sandra Oh is on a roll for her genius work in Killing Eve – it’s wonderful to round out the season with this recognition from her peers at SAG-AFTRA. We are once again overjoyed for her and congratulate Sandra on her much-deserved and meaningful win.”
Killing Eve revolves around Eve (Oh), an MI6 operative, and psychopath assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) in this story of two women, bound by a mutual obsession and one brutal act. In the second season, the action picks up just 36 seconds after the end of the final episode of season one. Villanelle has disappeared and Eve is left reeling, having no idea if the woman she stabbed is alive or dead. With both of them in deep trouble, Eve has to find Villanelle before someone else does…but unfortunately, she’s not the only person looking for her.
Along with returning stars Oh, Comer and Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter), new additions to the cast include Nina Sosanya (Good Omens) and Edward Bluemel (A Discovery of Witches) in series regular roles, with Julian Barratt (Mindhorn), Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Indian Summers) and Shannon Tarbet (Genius) set to guest star.
Killing Eve finished its first season with an unbroken record of weekly rating growth in the key adults 25-54 and 18-49 demos – something no other show on television has accomplished in the history of Nielsen live+3 ratings. The finale delivered series highs with 1.25 million viewers in live+3, up 86 percent from the premiere, with 545,000 adults 25-54 and 378,000 adults 18-49, up 127 percent and 100 percent from the premiere, respectively. The season finale in May was also the #1 most social drama of the day.
The series is based on the Codename Villanelle novellas by Luke Jennings and is executive produced by Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Gina Mingacci and lead writer Emerald Fennell. Sandra Oh and Francesca Gardiner are co-executive producers. Elinor Day serves as series producer. Killing Eve is produced by Sid Gentle Films Ltd. and distributed by Endeavor Content. Damon Thomas returns to direct and is also an executive producer, with Lisa Brühlmann and Francesca Gregorini also directing.