Sterling K. Brown Drops The Best Line of The Evening During SAG Award Acceptance Speech

Sterling K. Brown won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. While most of his speech was emotional and tearful, he managed to drop one of the funniest lines of the evening, which is hard to do with Kristen Bell hosting. (Video)

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Secondly, we are pumped that Sterling K. Brown won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. Olivia Munn and Niecy Nash – who were stunning – presented the award category in hilarious fashion by pretending to be completely unprepared to present. The nominees for the category were Jason Bateman (Ozark), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), David Harbour (Stranger Things), and Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul). Illustratively, at one point, Nash and Munn (pretending to be confused) said that “Better Call Saul” was a show about who could shout (i.e., “call”) Saul’s name the loudest.

After the duo intentionally, and hilariously, ruined the premise of each show, Nash insisted that – if Sterling K. Brown was the winner – she alone should call his name. When Munn asked, “why?” Nash said matter of factly, “Because he’s black!” In response, some members of the audience laughed, others winced, Brown pumped his fist in solidarity with Nash, and all was well. When the moment to announce the winner came, Munn obliged Nash’s awkwardly endearing request, and Nash shouted Brown’s name at the top of her comedically-trained lungs.

Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn at The SAG Awards

 

Brown took the stage, grabbed his SAG from Nash, and his speech was as follows: “What a blessing it is to do what you love for a living. 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 is 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 are the best singing partner a brother has ever had. To my glorious cast on This Is Us, you guys feed me day in and day out. You raise the bar. (Then, wait for it…) To my white family, which thankfully, is nothing like the family from Get Out (insert huge laughs), I love you. To my TV wife, Susan Kelechi Watson, let’s keep on reppin’ for the people. To the two other young actors that play Randall, to Lonnie and Niles, thank for making the work so easy and so seamless. To all those people out there still hustling trying to make, the fame won’t sustain you, the money won’t sustain you…The love, keep that love alive.”

Brown’s reference to Get Out was timed perfectly, and his speech was a highlight of the night. Sterling, we are all proud to shout your name.

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