"This Is Us" star Sterling K. Brown became the first black actor in two decades to win an Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series.
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But his big moment was sadly cut short onstage when the customary music signaled his time had come to an end. Although Brown stayed at the microphone, soon the lights dimmed, and the camera panned out.
Backstage, ABC News asked Brown, 41, if he "would like to finish" his acceptance speech for the Emmy, for his role as Randall Pearson, a black child who's adopted by the Pearsons, who are white.
"I wouldn't mind finishing. Thank you for the invitation," Brown said backstage to applause.
"I wanted to thank our writers. A show doesn't get seven acting nominations without some impeccable, beautiful, thoughtful writing," he said. "You guys are our life's blood, so I want to thank you so much."
Brown also went on to thank the show's producers and directors for their "guidance and friendship," along with his manager.
The actor got sentimental when recognizing his family.
"They cut me off before I got to thank my wife, man! Ryan Michelle Bathe, you're everything," he said of the actress.
"You make my life worth living, and you gave me two of the most beautiful things that God has ever put on this planet: My sons," Brown continued. "Andrew Jason Sterling Brown, Amaré Michael Ryan Christian Brown, your daddy loves you with the strength of a thousand suns. I'll see you Monday after work. Love you."
"This Is Us," which was nominated for 10 Emmy Awards, won two Sunday night.