Sandra Oh (‘Killing Eve’) could join a super-short list of Best TV Drama Actress SAG champs for different shows

Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”) is the frontrunner to win her second Best TV Drama Actress Screen Actors Guild Award, leading with 9/2 odds. Not only would a victory make her one of handful of multiple winners in the category, but she would be just the second person to win the award for two different shows.

Oh, who took home Best TV Drama Actress honors in 2006 for “Grey’s Anatomy,” would join Julianna Margulies, who won two SAGs each for “ER” (1998-99) and “The Good Wife” (2010-11). Margulies’ four wins are also a record in the category.

Five other women have prevailed more than once here, but they were all for the same show: Gillian Anderson for “The X-Files” (1996-97), Allison Janney for “The West Wing” (2001-02), Viola Davis for “How to Get Away with Murder” (2015-16), Claire Foy for “The Crown” (2017-18) and Edie Falco for “The Sopranos” (2000, ’03, ’08).

SEE Sandra Oh (‘Killing Eve’) could become second Asian Best TV Drama Actress Golden Globe winner

Oh, who also has a drama ensemble and a film ensemble SAG for “Grey’s” (2007) and “Sideways” (2004), respectively, was one-and-done individually at SAG with “Grey’s,” failing to get nominated again after her triumph. But “Killing Eve” should get her back in the game. The spy thriller has been one of the new hits this year and Oh received a ton of ink after she became the first Asian Best Drama Actress Emmy nominee. And we know voters like the veteran star since they already gave her the award for her supporting role on “Grey’s” over four leads, Patricia Arquette (“Medium”), Geena Davis (“Commander in Chief”), Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”) and Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”).

The one drawback for Oh is that “Killing Eve” is a new show and SAG notoriously takes a year to catch up to what everyone was watching and what other awards shows were recognizing the year before. But “Killing Eve” premiered in April, which should be enough time for voters to see what the fuss is all about. Most first-year snubbees, like “Homeland,” “Transparent” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” premiered in the last quarter of the year.

Speaking of playing catch-up, Oh does have to watch out for Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), who was upset by Foy last season. SAG has yet to award the Hulu drama, as the cast also lost the ensemble award to the stars of “This Is Us.” Moss is currently in second, followed by Thandie Newton (“Westworld”), Keri Russell (“The Americans”) and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”).

PREDICT the SAG nominees now; change them until Dec. 12

Be sure to make your SAG Awards predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their films and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on December 6. And join in the fierce debate over the 2019 SAG Awards taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our movie forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

SIGN UP for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions

More News from GoldDerby

Loading