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Ansari first man of Asian descent to win Globe

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Published Jan 9, 2018, 2:54 am IST
Updated Jan 9, 2018, 3:51 am IST
Indian-origin star Aziz Ansari became the first man of Asian descent to bag the trophy in the Best Performance.
Aziz Ansari poses with the award in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: AP)
 Aziz Ansari poses with the award in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo: AP)

Los Angeles: Indian-origin star Aziz Ansari became the first man of Asian descent to bag the trophy in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series Musical/Comedy category for his role in “The Master Of None”.

It is also the first ever Golden Globe win for the 34-year-old actor.

 

“I genuinely did not  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 sh***y moment for me. But this is nice. The only reason my acting is good on the show is because everyone holds me up,” Ansari said in his acceptance speech. “I want to thank Italy for all the amazing food we ate on season two,” he joked. The actor also thanked his parents for their support. 

Ansari is a co-creator of the Netflix series which focuses on his character, Dev, as he navigates relationships and his growing television career. The show’s second season expanded to tell the backstories of some of Dev's friends, including an episode that focused on the life of ordinary New Yorkers and another that explored the coming out story of a lesbian character played by Lena Waithe.

 

Ansari was nominated in the same category for the Netflix show The Master of None in 2016.

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