The actor, who once played Gordon Walker, won an Emmy last night for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama.
 
Sterling won for his role in This Is Us, the breakout series from last season. This was not his first Emmy win, last year he won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Christopher Darden in The People vs. O.J. Simpson : An American Crime Story. He is the first black actor to win the award since 1998.
 
Unfortunately, his acceptance speech was cut short as the Academy played music over it and cut the broadcast. He finished his speech backstage.
 
 
More on the win and his speech at Decider. TV Guide covered the reactions to the speech being cut off oon Twitter.
 
 Congratulations Sterling! We, at the Winchester Family Business, are proud of you. You played a compelling character on Supernatural. We are glad the world recognizes your talent!