“This Is Us” actor Sterling K. Brown made a major mark yesterday evening at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. By winning the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series, he broke the dry spell and became the first black man to win this award since Andre Braugher’s 1998 win.
Brown initiated his acceptance speech by saying, “before anything like this happened for ya boy, I was a fan.” He continued, “this one right here? Walter White held this joint? Dick Whitman held this joint?” in, presumably, his best Katt Williams impersonation. The award-winner then went on to thanking, “the best white tv family that a brother has ever had.”
Unfortunately, soon thereafter, the house band began to play loudly over Brown, his microphone was silenced, the lights were dimmed, and the camera panned away.
When he went backstage, an ABC reporter asked him, “would you like to finish?” He happily accepted the invitation and explained why this award is so important to him.
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