Aziz Ansari accepts his Golden Globe for “Master of None.” (NBC)
Aziz Ansari became the first Asian American to win the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy series on Sunday for the Netflix streaming series “Master of None.”
In his acceptance speech, Ansari said he was “genuinely surprised” to receive the honor.
Also nominated were Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Kevin Bacon (“I Love Dick”), William H. Mach (“Shameless”), and Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”).
Acknowledging the challenge of underrepresentation in Hollywood, Anzari said, “I genuinely didn’t think I would win as all the websites said I was gonna lose. Also, I am glad that we won this one. To lose two of these in a row would have been a really shitty moment for me.”
He gave full credit to his cast and crew, saying, “The only reason my acting is good in that show is because everyone else holds me up the whole time.”