Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Sterling K. Brown is entering the “This Is Us” episode “After the Fire” as his 2020 Emmy Awards submission for Best Drama Actor. This program aired March 17 and was the 17th episode of the fourth season for the NBC show.
In this installment, a therapy session offers a look at the life of Randall (Brown) as if his father Jack had never died in a fire. In this alternative timeline, Randall is angry that they his mother had met his biological father William many years ago and didn’t tell him. He and Jack travel to Philadelphia to meet William for the first time.
Brown previously won two Emmys for “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “This Is Us” among his seven career nominations. For this 2020 contest, he is competing against reigning champ Billy Porter (“Pose”), past winners Jason Bateman (“Ozark”) and Brian Cox (“Succession”), previous nominee Steve Carell (“The Morning Show”) and rookie contender Jeremy Strong (“Succession”).
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