At the 2017 Emmys on Sunday night, Sterling K. Brown had his mic cut mid-speech. The 41-year-old actor was thanking the writers for This Is Us, for which he won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, after opening his speech with a tribute to the actors who had won the award previously. SEE ALSO: Lena Waithe takes home historic Emmy win for'Master of None' and her speech will make you cry Brown talked of being a fan "first, last and always" of the likes of Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, who won in 2014, and Andre Braugher in 1998 -- the last black actor to win the award -- for his part in Homicide: Life on the Street. Yet, unlike the others who've been played off, Brown got a second chance to finish his speech -- albeit in the press room. "You know what, I wouldn't mind finishing.