GOLDEN GLOBES: Sterling K. Brown Makes History As First Black Actor To Win TV Drama Award (Video)
Sterling K. Brown Wins Golden Globe
Sterling K. Brown made Golden Globes history on Sunday night.
The “This Is Us” star is the first black actor to win Best Actor in a Drama TV Series for his incredible performance as Randall Pearson.
“I’ve never been the first brother to do anything,” he said of the accomplishment. “I was the fourth black student council president, was the fourth JV captain to my basketball team. Finally, to be the first of something is really interesting because I never considered my self to be a trailblazer. I just try to stay in my truth all the time. If I come from a place of truth, that’s all I can do.”
He continued: “I can’t worry about trying to be Jackie Robinson or anybody else. I’m honored at HFPA that they took upon a character from a little network television show where we have 42 min and 30 seconds to tell the same kind of story that other people get to do in 60 minutes. I feel a tremendous amount of pride and I look forward to seeing somebody else stand up here holding this trophy, not 75 years.
Watch Sterling’s acceptance speech below.
Congratulations on an honor well-deserved.