Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, has just won a Golden Globe award for his incredible FX series Atlanta, in the Best Music or Comedy Television Program category.
Atlanta was easily one of the year’s best new television shows, praised for its unrelenting and realistic portrayal of life in Atlanta, including a look at artists in the hip-hop industry, family life, and more.
Update: Glover has also won the Best Actor award for Atlanta. In his acceptance speech, he thanks his family, revealing for the first time that his newborn child is a son. “I really want to say thank you to my son and the mother of my son for making me believe in people again and things being possible. So thank you,”
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Glover’s program, which has already been renewed for a second season, was competing with Transparent, Black-ish, Veep and Mozart in the Jungle. This was Glover’s first ever nomination – he’s also up for Best Actor in the same category.
Watch his acceptance speech below: “This is incredible,” he said, before thanking FX, the cast, the writing team and everybody else, who he brought up on stage with him. “I really want to thank Atlanta, and all the black folks in Atlanta, just for being alive and being amazing people. I could’t be here without Atlanta. And I really I’d like to thank the Migos—not for being on the show, but for making Bad and Boujee, that’s the best song ever.”
“We didn’t think anyone was gonna like this show, so we appreciate it, thanks,” he ended.
Donald Glover's acceptance speech after winning a Golden Globe for Best TV Series-Musical or Comedy pic.twitter.com/H2n7i76LH5
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Earlier in the evening he was reunited with Community co-star Yvette Nicole Brown, for a red carpet interview:
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The artist enjoyed a massive 2016 – not only did Atlanta smash several records and receive universal acclaim, he also released a tremendous new album, Awaken, My Love!, and was cast to play a young Lando Calrissian in an upcoming Star Wars film.