At last night’s 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards also known as #SAGAwards Sterling K. Brown from “This Is Us” made history as being the first African American to earn the award for for outstanding male actor in a drama series.
This is the second time this award season the actor has made history. Going back to the Golden Globes a couple of weeks ago where the Brown became the first black actor to receive Golden Globe for a TV drama, and last fall at them Emmy Awards where Brown was the first black actor to earn an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series since 1998 by Andre Braugher’s role of “Life On The Street”.
The entire cast of “This Is Us” was recognized moments later with the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series. And to note the wide array of diversity in many facets of the cast that stood on the stage truly shows how inclusivity hand in hand with diversity is surely being more and more accepted and appreciated by mainstream entertainment media.
In Sterling K. Brown’s emotional acceptance speech, “What an honor it is to be recognized by your peers for a job well done.” continuing on Brown left us with these words, “To all those people out there still hustlin, tryna make it. The fame won’t sustain you, the money won’t sustain you, the love keep that love alive it’ll keep you going”.