Sterling K. Brown officially made Golden Globes history Sunday night. The This Is Us starred nabbed his first Golden Globe — for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama — and became the first black actor to ever win in the category.
And he thanked This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman for the opportunity.
“Now, Dan Fogelman, throughout the majority of my career, I’ve benefited from colorblind casting, which means, hey, let’s throw a brother in there. That’s always really cool,” Brown said as he accepted his award. “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.”
In the family drama and perpetual tearjerker, Brown stars as Randall Pearson, the adopted black son of a white family. He reconnects with his biological father (played by Ron Cephas Jones) in the first season and explores being a foster parent in the second. “We’re able to take the mundane, the routine, the ordinary, and are able to create something that is epic, and larger than just life itself,” he told EW in November. “Life is big, and it has all these different twists and turns.”
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SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly, Shirley Li