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Donald Glover took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a TV series, comedy or musical, on Sunday night for his starring role in FX’s Atlanta.
Glover, who created Atlanta, also won a Golden Globe earlier in the night for best TV comedy for the Georgia-set series. “I’d been trying to make this show for a long time,” Glover said backstage after his win for best actor. “I only cared about what people in Atlanta thought. You can’t name a show ‘Detroit’ and then have Detroit people hate it. If my parents and my cousins thought it was cool, that was it. Could I go to a Chick-fil-A and be like, ‘Have you seen that Donald Glover show?’ It’s touching something personal.”
The star, who will portray a young Lando Calrissian in an upcoming Star Wars standalone film, also spoke about stepping into the most iconic franchise. “Lando is a big deal to me,” said Glover. “It was literally the first toy I ever got. It’s interesting when you have something iconic in a range where people pay attention to it. It’s hard because you want to live up to the expectations, but all you can really do is live up to your own, and Star Wars is kind of high for me.”
Jimmy Fallon hosted the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 8.
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