Going into tonight as favorite, having won the Emmy award in the same category for his performance as Randall Pearson, one of the three triplets on NBC’s biggest drama hit. Sterling K. Brown walks home with the trophy for Best Actor in a TV Drama.
Throughout the majority of my career I’ve benefited from color-blind casting,” Brown said, accepting the award. Singling out “This is Us” creator, Brown added, “Dan Fogelman, you wrote a role for a black man, that can only be played by a black man. And so what I appreciate so much about this thing is that I’m being seen for who I am and being appreciated for who I am. And it makes it that much more difficult to dismiss me or dismiss anybody who looks like me.”