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Six NYU Alumni Win Golden Globe Awards


Among the NYU honorees, Sterling K. Brown (TSOA, ’01) and Aziz Ansari (Stern, ’04) made history during a night of firsts for the Golden Globes.

Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown (TSOA, ’01) was the first African-American actor to win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama. Photo Credit: ©HFPA

Six members of the NYU alumni community were among the honorees when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its winners for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

The winners included five alumni members from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA) and one alumnus from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Two NYU honorees made history during a night of firsts for the Golden Globes. Sterling K. Brown (TSOA, ’01) was the first African-American actor to win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, and Aziz Ansari (Stern, ’04) was the first Asian-American actor to win Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy.

The 2018 Golden Globe Awards took place on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at The Beverly Hilton with host Seth Meyers.

Below is a full list of all NYU-related winners:  

Best Television Series – Drama

The Handmaid’s Tale
Reed Morano (TSOA, '01), executive producer
Kira Snyder (TSOA, '98), supervising producer

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Sterling K. Brown (TSOA, '01)
This is Us

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Rachel Brosnahan (TSOA, '12)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Aziz Ansari (Stern, '04)
Master of None

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy

James Franco (TSOA, '11)
The Disaster Artist

Aziz Ansari (Stern, '04)

Aziz Ansari (Stern, '04) was the first Asian-American actor to win Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy.