Sterling K. Brown just made history.
Taking home the Golden Globe on Sunday night for his role on NBC’s This Is Us, Sterling became the first Black actor to win best actor in a TV drama.
Brown, who nabbed his first ever Globe on Sunday, immediately thanked his wife and kids during his acceptance speech. You might remember, during the 2017 Emmy Awards, Brown was cut off by the Academy before he could thank the love of his life, Ryan Michelle.
Brown then personally thanked producer, Dan Fogelman, for writing “a role for a Black man that can only be played by a black man.”
Sterling, who explained he’s “benefited from colorblind casting” throughout his career, added, “I’m being seen for who I am and being a appreciated for who I am. It makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or anyone who looks just like me.”
Sterling beat out Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Jason Bateman (Ozark).