“Atlanta” won one for Georgia last night at the Golden Globes. With its numerous nominations the Georgia film industry was bound to have a good night and it certainly did when Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” walked away with the not one, but two awards.
The FX show, in its first season, took home the award for Best Television Series Comedy or Musical and Glover later won Best Actor In A Comedy Series.
Glover was joined by his show’s cast and creators as he gave his thank you speech.
He gave a shout out to the music group Migos and to the city of Atlanta saying, “I really want to thank Atlanta and all the black folks in Atlanta, just for being alive, just for being amazing people. I couldn’t be here without Atlanta.”
The show is about two cousins played by Glover and Brian Tyree Henry and their friend played by Lakeith Stanfield. The trio attempts to navigate the Atlanta music scene in what is easily one of the most hilarious modern comedies on television.
Glover does most of the writing for the show along with his brother, Stephen, and other Atlanta native writers.
The former star of NBC’s “Community” grew up in Stone Mountain told the AJC, “I just wanted to make something I wasn’t seeing. And something really mythical I felt that wasn’t anywhere on television. And I felt Atlanta was a perfect place to do it.”