Golden Globes 2018: Sterling K Brown becomes first black actor to win best TV Drama Actor award
Officially making Golden Globes history Sunday night was the This is Us star Sterling K. Brown. He 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. The actor 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.”