The Golden Globes aired on Sunday, January 7th and with them came a slew of new award winners. The categories were full of incredible hopefuls in terms of actors, actresses, television series’ and film.
One of those categories was for ‘Best Actor in a Drama’ and the nominees all gave stellar performances but we had our money on Sterling K. Brown, so while we were thrilled when he won, we weren’t exactly surprised. HIs performance as Randall is one of the most poignant performances on television. Not just right now, but in tv history.
This Is Us tells the story of the Pearson family, from Jack and Rebecca and their love story that became the home of this incredible, powerful, and strong family to their individual stories. We learn their strengths and their weaknesses. We learn what they love and what pains them. We learn what brings them together and what threatens, but never succeeds, in tearing them apart.
Randall is one of the leaders of the series, and while each character stands out in their own right, his story sticks with you. Sterling brings an unforgettable performance to each episode, uncovering layers of himself so fans get a deeper understanding.
He’s a father, a husband, a brother, and a son. He’s felt some of the greatest love on the series, and also the greatest pain, but he doesn’t let it break him. Instead, he builds from it and becomes an even better version of himself.
When Sterling took the stage to accept his award, he made Golden Globes history. He’s now the first black actor to win the category ‘Best Actor in a Drama’ and the sentiment wasn’t lost on him. During his speech, he thanked his wife, his friends on the series who have become his family, and he thanked Dan Fogleman. Not just for writing the kind of television series that the world needed, but for writing a role specifically for a black man, writing a role only a black man could play.
“Throughout the majority of my career, I’ve benefited from colorblind casting which means, you know what, hey, let’s throw a brother in this role, right? Really cool. Dan Fogleman, you wrote a role for a black man. That could only be played by a black man. And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I’ve been 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.”
We couldn’t be more thrilled for Sterling and what this award means to him and we’re sending him all of our congratulations.
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