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Egypt’s Ramy Youssef Wins Golden Globe for Best Actor in Comedy Series

Egypt’s Ramy Youssef Wins Golden Globe for Best Actor in Comedy Series

Monday, 6 January, 2020 - 10:00
Ramy Youssef with his Golden Globe award. (Getty Images)
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Egyptian actor and comedian Ramy Youssef won on Sunday the award for best actor in a comedy series or musical for the series “Ramy” at the 77th annual Golden Globes Awards.


"Thanks to God and Hulu," he said in his acceptance speech.


Joking to the crowd of Hollywood’s top A-listers, he added: "Look, I know you guys haven't seen my show! Everyone is like, 'Is this an editor?'"


"We made a very specific show about an Arab-Muslim family living in New Jersey, and this means a lot to be recognized on this level," he stated. "I do want to thank everyone that is involved -- my co-creators, producers, my family, my mom and dad."


In “Ramy”, Youssef plays a version of himself, navigating life with immigrant parents and reconciling his Muslim faith with secular life.


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