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Aziz Ansari, an Indian American becomes the first Asian to win an Oscar for Best Actor in a television series Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globes 2018 on Saturday, for his Netflix series “Master of None”. He created history as the first man from Asian decent to have won the feat.
Ansari is the actor as well as writer for “Master of None” and he has been winning on most of the Television awards for his comedy timing. Hailing from South Carolina, Ansari began his acting career as a stand up comedian. Ansari said, “I genuinely didn’t think I would win because all the websites said I was going to lose. The only reason my acting is good in that show is because everyone else holds me up the whole time.”
He also kept up his comedy at the thanks giving speech with, “I want to thank Italy for all the amazing food we ate in season two”
On Netflix’s original series, Ansari stars as Dev Shah, the hilarious pasta loving show host. He is the co-creator, writer and director for the show. This is his second acting prize for “Master of None” after back to back Emmy’s for comedy writing for the same show.
With typical Indian features, Ansari has risen above the mediocre expectations that are from a person of color and Asian descent. The Master of None actor and creator Ansari won over Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Kevin Bacon (I LoveDick), William H. Macy (Shameless) and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace).
He was nominated in the same category back in 2016 too and he commented, “I'm glad we won this one because it would've really sucked to lose two of these in a row; it would've been a really sh--ty moment for me, but this is nice." He thanked his fellow cast and crew, specially Alan Yang, the co-creator.
This years 75th Golden Globes ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles hosted by Seth Myers.
By Minu Manisha