Indian-origin Aziz Ansari became the first Asian-American to win the 2018 Golden Globe for 'Best Actor In A Television Series Musical or Comedy'. He received the award on January 7, 2017, in the Golden Globe ceremony for the Netflix show Master of None.
According to The Huffington Post, Aziz said during his acceptance speech,
I genuinely did not think I would win because all the websites said I was going to lose.
Aziz was nominated along with the Black-ish actor Anthony Anderson, I Love Dick actor Kevin Bacon, Shameless actor William H. Macy, and Will & Grace actor Eric McCormack.
Aziz was nominated earlier in the year 2016, but did not get the award. According to ScoopWhoop, he said,
I am glad we won this one because it would have really sucked to lose two of these in a row; it would have been a shitty moment for me, but this is nice.
He thanked his fellow co-stars, and the crew of the Netflix series during his acceptance speech. He showed his gratitude towards his parents for showering him with “so much love”, and thanked them for appearing on the show to bring out the struggles of an immigrant with more clarity.
According to The Verge, while speaking about his cast and crew, he said,
The only reason my acting is good in that show is because everybody else holds me up.
Master of None comedy show is based on the personal, and professional life of a 30-year-old actor in New York. Aziz also won two Emmys this year for his contribution to the series Thanksgiving, including one for an empathic episode he cowrote with his co-star Lena Waithe.
This award comes as an honour for the actor who has constantly spoken of Hollywood’s offensive stereotypes and pointed out how the Indian-origin actors get to stay merely in the sidelines.