Globally recognised actor Sterling K. Brown has just made history by emerging the first African-American to win Golden Globe’s Best Actor in a TV series.
At the 2018 Golden Globe Awards ceremony which took place on Sunday, 7th of January in The Beverly Hilton, California, United States, Brown was presented this award, making him the first man of color to create such milestone in the 75 years since the Golden Globes was founded.
Brown was nominated for the award following his outstanding performance as Randall Pearson in NBC’s block buster ‘This Is Us’.
Previous to this award, Brown had already created a historical milestone by clinching an Emmy award for The Outstanding Lead Actor In a Drama Series since 1998, an award stamped in history as it made him the first black to clinch this award.
Brown beat out legendary actors like Jason Bateman for Netflix’s ‘Ozark’, Freddie Highmore for ABC’s ‘The Good Doctor’, Body Odenkirk for AMC’s ‘Better call saul’ and Liev Shreiber for Showtime’s ‘ Ray Donovan’.
In his acceptance speech, he said ” throughout the majority of my career, I’ve benefitted from colorblind casting. Dan Fogleman, you created a role for a black man that can only be played by a black man. And so what I appreciate about this thing is that I have been seen for who I am and been appreciated for who I am. And it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who look like me”.
We Celebrate You Sterling Brown!