Emmy Winner Sterling K. Brown to Receive 2019 NAB Television Chairman’s Award
WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–“This Is Us” and “Black Panther” star Sterling K. Brown will receive the NAB
Television Chairman’s Award during the NAB:
We Are Broadcasters Celebration on Tuesday, April 9 at the 2019 NAB
Show in Las Vegas. The award honors individuals for significant
achievements in television.
Brown currently stars in NBC’s “This Is Us.” He received an Emmy and a
Golden Globe for the role, becoming the first African American actor to
win Best Actor in a TV Series in the Golden Globe’s 75-year history.
Brown was also the first African American actor to receive the SAG Award
for Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama, and twice received a SAG award
alongside his cast for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama
In 2018, Brown co-starred in Marvel’s record-breaking and Oscar
nominated blockbuster “Black Panther.” This year, he will star in four
films, including Sony’s “Angry Birds 2,” Paramount’s “The Rhythm
Section,” Disney’s “Frozen 2” and A24’s “Waves.” In 2017, he co-starred
in the drama “Marshall,” for which he received an NAACP Image Award
nomination for his performance.
In 2016, Brown portrayed prosecutor Christopher Darden in FX’s
highly-rated award-winning television event series “The People v. O.J.
Simpson: American Crime Story.” He won an Emmy Award and Critics Choice
Award for the role and was nominated for a Golden Globe, SAG Award and
NAACP Image Award. He previously starred in Lifetime’s acclaimed series
“Army Wives.” His other television appearances include hosting “Saturday
Night Live,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Insecure,” “Supernatural” and
“Criminal Minds,” among others.
“Sterling Brown is a remarkably gifted actor who continues to break
barriers with the range of characters he portrays on TV and the big
screen,” said NAB Television Board Chairman Jordan Wertlieb. “We are
honored to recognize Mr. Brown for his acting craft and his ability to
connect with audiences of all types.”
Established to recognize individuals for significant achievement in one
or more specific art disciplines in television, the NAB Television
Chairman’s Award first debuted in 2009 with four-time Emmy and two-time
Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammar as the recipient. The last
recipient was television and film actress Kristin Bell in 2018.
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