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Sterling K. Brown Breaks Record Yet Again With SAG Win

By Billy Praise 22 January 2018   |   3:30 am

Sterling K. Brown has made history yet again by winning the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama, becoming the first black man to win in this category ever.

onstage during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. 27522_013. Photo Credit: thegrio.com

Two weeks ago, Brown became the first black actor to win a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama; while late last year, Brown was the first black actor to win the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series since 1998.

Here’s what he said while giving his speech.

“What a blessing it is to do what you love for a living. What an honour it is to be recognized by your peers for a job well done. This room is a source of endless inspiration for me. 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. I love actors so much, I decided to marry one. Ryan Michelle Bathe, you’re the best scene partner a brother has ever had. 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.”

The actor beat David Harbour (Stranger Things), Jason Bateman (Ozark), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) who were all nominated in that category.



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