Sterling K. Brown Makes History With Golden Globe Win

The This Is Us star made history at the 75th Annual Golden Globes

Sterling K. Brown became the first African American male actor to win the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Drama on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, E! News reports. After beating out the likes of Jason Bateman, Freddie Highmore, Bob Odenkirk, and Liev Schrieber, Brown delivered an incredible speech.

"Don't want to run out of time, so let me thank my wife. Ryan Michelle Bathe, I love you so much. Thank you for supporting me through the whole thing," he began, before thanking his castmates and series creator Dan Fogelman. 

"Throughout the majority of my career, I have benefited from colorblind casting, which means, you know what, hey, let's through a brother in this role. Right? It's always really cool," Brown said. 

"But Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man," he continued, in reference to his popular role of Randall Pearson. "Like, that could only be played by a black man. And so, what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I am 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."

This Is Us was nominated for three awards at the 2018 Golden Globes. Brown's co-star Chrissy Metz was up for Best Supporting Actress, which went to Laura Dern of Big Little Lies. And the show, which was shortlisted for Best Drama TV Series, ultimately lost to The Handmaid's Tale.

The hit NBC series will return from its winter hiatus on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 9 p.m. ET.