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At least, that's what we're blaming on whatever the hell happened when Sterling K. Brown stepped to the mic to accept his much-deserved award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for his work in This Is Us when, after not much time at all, the orchestra began to play him off. Loudly.
"Before anything like this happened for your boy, I was a fan. First last and always, a fan. So my fellow nominees, I'm a fan. I love you all," he began with the eloquence we've come to expect from a Sterling K. Brown acceptance speech. "This one right here, like this one right here, when I think about it, like Walter White held this joint? Dick Whitman held this joint? I may have lost some of y'all, but you know, Google it. And 19 years ago, Detective Frank Pimbleton held this joint as impeccibly played by Andre Braugher."