Sterling K. Brown has just made the history at the Golden Globes by becoming the first black man to win the best actor in a television series, drama but at backstage said that he never set out to make TV history.
‘This Is Us’ star has said that he has ‘never been the first brother to do anything’. He added: “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 myself 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.” In his speech, he appreciates his role the most on ‘This Is Us’.
He said, “I’m being seen for who I am and appreciated for who I am, and it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or anyone who looks like me.” He has beaten Jason Bateman (Ozark), Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)— being the only black actor in the category. This is not the first time when Sterling has made history as at the 2017 Primetime Emmys, becoming the first black actor to win an award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series in 19 years for his role of Randall Pearson— a black child adopted by the Pearsons who are white.
He said, “Let me thank my wife. I love you so much, thank you for supporting me so much.” He thanked his kids, Andrew and Amare before promising to “take you to school in the morning.” He has also thanked his cast on the NBC show such as Mandy Moore, Chrissy Metz, Justin Hartley as well as Milo Ventimiglia.