Sterling K. Brown Snags SAG Award For Outstanding Performance By An Actor In A Drama
He got another one! Sterling K. Brown has made history again, Sunday night he became the first black actor to win the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama, for his role in NBC’s “This Is Us.”
His speech, like all his previous speeches (and his performances on “This Is Us”) will likely have you grabbing a box of Kleenex.
“What a blessing it is to do what you love for a living,” he said. “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. I love all of y’all. 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.”
If you’re keeping track, Brown recently made history by becoming the first black actor to take home a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series: Drama. He previously won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Andre Braugher was the last black actor to win the Emmy in that category, and that happened in 1998!
What an outstanding actor and an outstanding man! Cheers to him for real.
Hit the flip to see how some of Black Hollywood was rooting him on.
SWIPE ⬅️ 1). @niecynash1 is THE BEST, and I hope when I win anything, you are on stage with that ready scream! (ALSO for context: Niecy told Olivia that if Sterling won, she wanted to be the one to announce it 😉) 2). @ryanmichelleb is a REAL ONE! You know when black folks get happy we just gotta hit something!! her excitement and love for her man is palpable! 3). @sterlingkbrown you STAYYY dropping wisdom and knowledge so others might eat. Please know that the crumbs you let fall from the master's table are being devoured!! That part of your speech (next slide) IS SOOO NECESSARY! Congratulations A THOUSAND TIMES OVER!!