Sterling K. Brown Makes History as First Black Actor to Win Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama
‘This Is Us’ star Sterling Brown became the first Black actor to win a Golden Globe for the Best Actor in a TV Drama category — beating out Jason Bateman, Freddie Highmore, Bob Odenkirk and Liev Schreiber.
The actor joked that he’s “never been the first brother to do anything,” saying that in high school, he was only the fourth African-American student council president and the second black junior varsity basketball captain.
“To finally be the first of something is really interesting because I never considered myself to be a trailblazer,” he said. “I just try to stand in my truth all the time and if I come from a place of truth, that’s all I can do. I can’t worry about trying to be Jackie Robinson or anything else, but I’m honored.”
On stage, Brown, 41, not only thanked his wife and children, but also recognized “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman for making a role specifically for a black actor.