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Sterling K. Brown Makes Golden Globes History as First Black Actor to Win TV Drama Award


Sterling K. Brown just made history.

The actor took home the award for best actor in a television series, drama, at the Golden Globes on Sunday night — becoming the first black actor ever to do so.

He was also the only black actor in the category, beating out Jason Bateman (Ozark), Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) for the coveted trophy.

Brown won for his gut-wrenching portrayal of Randall Pearson in the hit show This Is Us.

And this isn’t the first time Sterling made history for an award show win. At the 2017 Primetime Emmys, he became the first black actor in 19 years to win an award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.

During his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, he made a point to thank his wife, Ryan Michelle Bathe.

“Let me thank my wife. I love you so much, thank you for supporting me so much. My kids, Andrew and Amare, daddy loves you,” Brown said, before promising to “take you to school in the morning.”

Brown also thanked his star-studded cast on the NBC show, including Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley and Milo Ventimiglia.

The 75th annual Golden Globes were presented live on NBC from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday.