Sterling K. Brown Makes History Again With Win At SAG Awards

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Sydney Scott Jan, 22, 2018

On Sunday, Sterling K. Brown made history once again, becoming the first Black actor to win Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. 

Brown took home the award for his role as Randall Pearson on hit NBC series This Is Us.

However, this isn’t the first time Brown has made history this year. He recently became the first Black actor to win Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama at the Golden Globes. And, in September, Brown became the first Black actor to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series since 1998.  

Accepting his award at the SAG Awards, the actor thanked his wife and onscreen family and touched on the joy and blessing of being able to do what you love. 

“What an honor it is to be recognized by your peers for a job well done. This room is a source of endless inspiration for me,” the actor said. “I love all of you. People call us weird and strange; the truth of the matter is everybody’s weird and strange, and we just embrace ourselves for who we are.”

Brown added, “To my glorious cast of ‘This Is Us,’ you feed me day in, day out. You raise the bar. To my white family, which thankfully is nothing like the family from ‘Get Out,’ I love you. To my TV wife, Susan Kelechi Watson, let’s keep on repping for the people. To the two young actors that play Randall, to Lonnie [Chavis] and Niles [Fitch], thank you for making the work so easy and so seamless.”

“Fame won’t sustain you, money won’t sustain you. The love — keep that love alive; it will keep you going.”