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First time’s the charm! Ramy Youssef, the star and creator of Ramy, won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy Sunday night. This was the 28-year-old comedian’s first nomination and win ever.

“I would like to thank my God: Allahu akbar. Thank you, God. This is thanks to God and Hulu,” Youssef said when he took the stage to accept the award. “I know you guys haven’t seen my show. Everyone’s 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.”

The freshman Hulu comedy, which was renewed for a second season, starred Youssef as a fictionalized version of himself who was struggling to find love in the big city while trying to hold onto his Muslim culture.

“I knew I wanted to make something about Arab Muslims,” Youssef told EW about developing the show. “I try to be as specific as possible when saying ‘Arab Muslims’ because there are a lot of different Muslims. I’ve never really seen stories about us in America, at least where you had versions of our characters that weren’t framed by violence.”

Youssef beat out Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), Ben Platt (The Politician), and Bill Hader (Barry).

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