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Sterling K Brown makes history with Best Actor win in Golden Globes '18

Brown previously won an Emmy for his performance a historic win, as it made him the first black actor to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series since 1998

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

Sterling K Brown
Sterling K Brown Photo: Twitter (@SterlingKBrown)

on Monday created history by becoming the first African-American to win in the Best in a TV Series, Drama category for his performance as Randall Pearson on NBC's breakout hit "This Is Us".

In his acceptance speech, Brown gave a shoutout to the creator of the series, Dan Fogelman, for writing an inclusive role.

"Dan Fogelman, throughout the majority of my career, I've benefited from colourblind casting, which means, hey, let's throw a brother in there. That's always really cool. But Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man that can only be played by a black man.

"So, 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," Brown said.

He also thanked his wife, children, and his castmates.

Brown beat out for Netflix's "Ozark," Freddie Highmore for ABC's "The Good Doctor," Bob Odenkirk for AMC's "Better Call Saul," and Liev Schreiber for Showtime's "Ray Donovan."

Brown previously won an for his performance a historic win, as it made him the first black to win the Outstanding Lead in a Drama Series since 1998 along with an the year before for his turn as in the first season of "American Crime Story".

First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 10:09 IST