Sterling K. Brown recognizes 'This Is Us' creator after his historic Golden Globes win
Tuesday - 09/01/2018 07:45
Seth Meyers kicked off the 75th annual Golden Globes by addressing the "elephant not in the room." Many other stars followed, calling out sexual harassment and inequality in Hollywood and beyond. USA TODAY
This Is history-making.
Sterling K. Brown became the first black actor to take the category for best performance by an actor in a television series drama at Sunday's Golden Globes.
Brown, who plays Randall Pearson on NBC's tear-jerking This Is Us, thanked his wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe, and their children and gave a special shout-out to the show's creator and writer, Dan Fogelman, during his moving acceptance speech.
“Dan Fogelman, throughout the majority of my career, I have benefited from colorblind casting, which means, you know what, hey, let’s throw a brother in this role. Right? It’s always really cool," he said. "But Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man that could only be played by a black man. What I appreciate so much about this 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.”
The Twitter account for the awards show shared an interview with Brown following his win, where he talked about the impact of the victory.
"I've never been the first person to win anything, so to be the first black man to win best lead actor in a dramatic series is kind of amazing to me," he said. "Hopefully it won't be another 75 years before another black man wins this."
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