Sterling K. Brown takes home his first Golden Globe Sunday night for his role as Randall Pearson in NBC’s hit television series This is Us. Brown beat out Freddie Highmore, Jason Bateman, Bob Odenkirk and Lieve Schreiber for best performance by an actor in a drama TV series.
After acknowledging the fact that he was in the presence of the glorious Oprah Winfrey, the actor thanked his wife, his kids, his cast and creator of the show Dan Fogelman.
“Throughout the majority of my career I’ve benefited from color-blind casting,” Brown said upon accepting the award. “Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a Black man, that can only be played by a Black man. And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I’m 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.”
Randall’s character has undoubtedly opened up the door for a diversity in Black representation in entertainment and Brown has done a phenomenal job at bringing him to life. Congratulations to him on his win and we’ll be expecting plenty more for him in the future.