Sterling K. Brown lights up NBC’s This Is Us, so his win for best actor in a drama Sunday night comes as no surprise. But that he became the first Black man to win the award in 75 years of Golden Globes made for a historic occasion.
“Throughout the majority of my career, I’ve benefited from color-blind casting,” he said after winning best lead actor in a TV drama. “Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a Black man, that can only be played by a Black man. And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I’m being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am. And it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me.”
And the winner is…! @SterlingKBrown #ThisIsUs #GoldenGlobes #GoldenGlobes2018 @NBCThisisUs #tvhubs pic.twitter.com/kdn3ZmI3JB
— Susan Kelechi Watson (@skelechiwatson) January 8, 2018
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Brown has been on a hardware-collecting tear lately, snagging back-to-back Emmys for outstanding lead actor in a drama series (This Is Us) and outstanding supporting actor in a limited series (American Horror Story) in 2017 and 2016, respectively. Watch his full speech below:
We got chills, @SterlingKBrown. 👏 #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/4onuEVqliG
— NBC (@nbc) January 8, 2018