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[UPDATE:] Donald Glover also picked up a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for his role on FX’s Atlanta. “Thank you so much for giving me this,” he said during his acceptance speech. “I grew up in a house where magic wasn’t allowed, so everybody in here is magical to me. We are the one’s who kind of in a weird way tell a story or a lie to children so that they do stuff we never thought was possible.”

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It was just one month ago that Atlanta actor Lakeith Stanfield bombarded the stage at the 2016 Critics Choice Awards after the popular FX series lost to HBO’s Silicon Valley. But on Sunday night, Stanfield had the chance to bombard the stage for a different reason.

During the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, Atlanta won the award for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy.

The show’s star, director AND creator, Donald Glover, accepted the award on behalf of the team and not only thanked his entire cast and crew behind the series, but “black folks.”

“I really just want to thank Atlanta and black folks in Atlanta for being alive and doing amazing — and being amazing people. I couldn’t be here without Atlanta,” he said. “We didn’t think anybody was going to like this show, so we really appreciate it.”

Atlanta was initially picked up for just 10 episodes, but after two weeks of being on screens across America, the network picked the series up for a second season.

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5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs

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If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.

1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.

In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary. 

2. He’s funny. 

Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.

3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.

In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.

4. He’s a rapper. 

His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle. 

5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.  

The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.

 

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