When Sterling K. Brown Wins, So Does Television as a Whole

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Golden Globes: Sterling K. Brown Thanks 'This Is Us' Creator for Writing 'A Role for a Black Man'

Brown, 41, plays devoted family man Randall Pearson who was adopted by white parents as a baby on "This is Us", which returned Tuesday with a new episode. "But Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man".

Brown initially joked: 'I don't want to run out of time so let me thank my wife.

"He's a fish out of water and two individuals who love him and appreciate him take him into their lives even though he doesn't look like they do".

Brown previously won an Emmy for his performance - a historic win, as it made him the first black actor to win the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series since 1998 - along with an Emmy the year before for his turn as Chris Darden in the first season of "American Crime Story". "Now, oftentimes to the antithesis of that we come up against things that scare us and try to close us off and make us small and fearful, but my children do not have a spirit of fear, of power, love and of sound mind and I want them to walk through the world with boldness, knowing they belong each and every place that they step". To my kids Andrew and Amari, daddy will see you. To my network, NBC, to Bob and Jennifer, to Fox, to Gary, to Dana.

"I'd never seen a black man being celebrated like that". Also I want to thank Dan Fogleman. "And when that new day finally dawns it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say "Me too" again".

Stranger Things fans were left wondering why Millie Bobbie Brown didn't reunite with her cast mates as she opted for a solo walk down the Golden Globes red carpet last night. "There would be times I would be at base camp and you would see 24 trailers lined up one after the next, and you would see black faces coming out of those trailers one by one to go shoot something and there's pride", he said.

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