Congratulations to St. Louisan Sterling K. Brown for winning an Emmy last night for his role on NBC’s “This Is Us”!
Last night, Sterling K. Brown became the first African-American winner in a drama series as its lead actor since 1998, and only the fourth total in the category. Bill Cosby, who won three times for “I Spy” from 1966 to ’68, James Earl Jones (“Gabriel’s Fire”, 1991) and Andre Braugher (“Homicide: Life on the Street”, 1998) are the others. Brown is also the first African-American nominee in the category since Braugher 16 years ago, for “Gideon’s Crossing”.
Sterling also ran into a little trouble when he accepted his award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama. They started playing him off about two minutes into his speech, and he wasn’t having it. So, he finished his speech backstage.