CALIFORNIA – Muslim actor Aziz Ansari made history Sunday, becoming the first Asian-American actor to win the Golden Globes, taking home the award for Best Actor in a Television Series Musical or Comedy.
“I genuinely didn’t think I would win because all the websites said I was going to lose,” Ansari, who’s Indian-American, joked during his acceptance speech, HuffPost reported.
The actor, who was nominated in 2016 for the same prize, thanked several people for his win, including his parents, who appeared on the show and helped illustrate the immigrant experience.
He credited them for giving him “so much love.”
Fans, especially Asian-Americans, celebrated Ansari’s win on Twitter.
Few Muslim actors have won global awards in the acting categories.
In September, Riz Ahmed became the first Muslim actor, as well as the first South-Asian actor, to win an acting Emmy, taking home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Sunday night.