Atlanta won for Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical at the Golden Globes, as it should have. The absurdist FX series created by and starring Donald Glover has featured some of the best TV performances and moments of 2016 and gathered both critical praise and avid fans. A velvet-suited Glover delivered quite the speech when accepting the award alongside the cast and creative team.
After the usual thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and his collaborators, Glover shifted his gratitude toward the city of Atlanta, and specifically, “all the black folks” in it. It was touching, another glimpse into his deep love and affection for the culture of his hometown, which he has tasked himself with helping to preserve in the wake of homogenization.
And then, of course, it got surprisingly, sweetly off-kilter, when Glover thanked Migos—who appeared in an episode of the show—for making their big hit (and potential No. 1) “Bad and Boujee.” It all made for a fitting awards speech in the spirit of the show itself, which can be weird, poignant, or LOL-funny at any given moment.