3 Reasons Sandra Oh Should Win the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
Grey's Anatomymight be lacking Emmys love these days, but at least the people of America still give the decade-old hospital drama the attention it deserves. Grey's pulled in a whopping five People's Choice Awards nominations this year, and we have our fingers crossed that at least a few of those noms could turn into wins.
For instance, we love the idea of Sandra Oh (Cristina Yang) taking home the prize for Favorite Dramatic TV Actress. We have nothing against the other nominees — in fact, they're all great — but we think this year it should be all about Sandra.
Why? Here are our top three reasons you should get out and vote for Grey Sloan Memorial's most badass heart surgeon.
1. She perfectly mixes drama with comedy. Sandra Oh can knock big dramatic moments out of the park like nobody's business, and she had plenty of opportunities to show her stuff over the last year as Cristina and Owen's relationship finally came to a real end. But what we really admire is that Sandra can swing from drama to comedy without missing a beat, constantly bringing the laughs with Cristina's dry humor.
2. She makes Cristina sympathetic. Cristina could be an easy character to hate. She's arrogant, willful, and often isn't afraid to hurt others to get what she wants. But in Sandra Oh's hands she's been one of our favorite Grey's characters since day one, and she's only gotten deeper, more complex, and even more interesting as the years have gone on.
3. It's her last year on the show. By the time the People's Choice Awards roll around next year, Sandra Oh will have departed Grey's to move on to the next stage in her career. After 10 years of turning out one of the most consistently stellar performances on TV, it would be nice for her fans to show Sandra how much they love her by sending her off with another statue to add to her trophy collection.
The People’s Choice Awards air on January 8, 2014, at 9 p.m. ET on CBS. You can vote at PeoplesChoice.com, their official voting app, and on Facebook or Twitter through December 5, 2013.
Rebecca Martin is an Associate Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, and genre TV expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!