Sterling K. Brown’s speech had viewers standing in applause on Sunday night as he accepted the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series Drama.
Brown took home the award for his role as Randall Pearson on NBC hit This Is Us — making him the first African-American man to win the honor in the award’s 75-year history. Brown and his co-star Susan Kelechi Watson, who plays Beth Pearson, have quickly become fan favorites for their real and heartfelt portrayal of Black love.
“I don’t have much time, so I want to start by thanking my wife,” Brown began in a nod to his interrupted speech at the Emmys last year. “Ryan Michelle Bathe, I love you.”
“This role was written specifically for a Black man. So I am being seen for who I am and it makes it that more difficult to dismiss me, or dismiss anybody who looks like me. So thank you, Dan [Fogelman] and thank you, Hollywood Foreign Press.”
Last year Brown won an Emmy and NAACP Image Award for his role on This Is Us.
Brown will next appear in Black Panther opposite Chadwick Boseman and Golden Globe nominee Daniel Kaluuya.