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Aziz Ansari becomes first South Asian male to win Golden Globe

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Aziz Ansari became the first male Asian actor to win a Golden Globe award for best actor in a comedy series on Sunday night for his Netflix show ‘Master of None’.

Aziz in his acceptance speech expressed his amazement for winning the award since he said he did not imagine himself winning the award.

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“I genuinely didn’t think I was going to win because all of the websites said I was going to lose,” a shocked Aziz said during his acceptance speech, before getting bleeped out when describing what it would have felt like if he had lost out on the award two years in a row. “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*tty moment for me, but this is nice.”

The actor created the show with collaborator Alan Yang and went on to talk about his acting skills in his speech. 

“The only reason my acting is good on that show is that everyone else holds me up,” Ansari said, before thanking himself.

Additionally, he thanked the cast and crew of the show. He also gave a shout-out to the Italy where the series was shot.

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“I want to thank Italy for all of the amazing food we ate in season two,” Aziz said before thanking his parents — who also played his parents on the show — “for giving me so much love.”

This was Ansari’s second nomination at the Golden Globe awards and the first win. In 2016 he was nominated for ‘Master of None’ but lost it to Gael García Bernal for “Mozart in the Jungle.

In May, Ansari said in an interview that he is not aiming for Season 3 of ‘Master of None’ because the actor is currently focusing on himself.

“Let me relax for a second,” he said. “Let me just live my life. Forget season 3 of Master of None, I’m also doing season 34 of Aziz Ansari!”