Aziz Ansari Wins Golden Globe

Aziz Ansari was born February 23, 1983 in Columbia, South Carolina, to a Muslim family from Tamil Nadu, India. He started his career as a stand-up comedian, acted on television in the comedy series Parks and Recreation (2009-2015), created the Netflix TV series Master of None (2016-2017) based on his personal experiences, where he stars and directs. He won for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy."

"I genuinely didn't think I was going to win because all of the websites said I was going to lose," was Ansari's reaction when he won. During his acceptance speech he also gave thanks to Italy "...for all of the amazing food we ate in season two," and to his parents (who also play his parents on the show) "...for giving me so much love."

Other nominees were Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick), William H. Macy (Shameless) and Eric McCormack (Will & Grace). This was Aziz's second nomination and he is the first Asian-American to win in the television category.

Winners are selected by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a non-profit organization of journalists and photographers who report on the entertainment industry activity and interests in the United States for information outlets (newspaper, magazine and book publication, television and radio broadcasting) predominantly outside the U.S. The HFPA consists of about 90 members from approximately 55 countries with a combined following of more than 250 million. It conducts the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles every January that honor notable examples of cinema and television and achievements in entertainment businesses.