Donald Glover thanks Atlanta after “Atlanta” wins Golden Globe


The Golden Globe goes to “Atlanta.”

And the thanks goes to Atlanta.

The FX series’ creator and star Donald Glover gave a shout-out to the ATL upon accepting the award for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical. He later picked up his own trophy for Best Actor In A Comedy Series.

“I really want to thank Atlanta and all the black folks in Atlanta, just for being alive, just for being amazing people,” he said. “I couldn’t be here without Atlanta.”

The show is about cousins played by Glover and Brian Tyree Henry who are part of the  Atlanta music scene. The season finale, as my colleague Rodney Ho reported, was quite compelling: “Glover leaves it all ambiguous. It’s neither a happy season ending nor a sad one. Nor is it a cliffhanger of any sort. It’s quiet and contemplative. It does allow him to start season 2 anywhere he wants.”

Can’t wait!

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FX posted some congratulatory tweets:

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