Paul Drinkwater, NBC of Ramy Youssef at the 2020 Golden Globes
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N.J.’s Ramy Youssef wins first Golden Globe for ‘Ramy’

For Ramy Youssef, 2019 was a year of major success. Now, he’s entering 2020 with a Golden Globe in hand.

Youssef, who grew up in Rutherford, has won the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy series for his performance in Hulu’s “Ramy.”

The actor, comedian and writer is the creator of the well-received dramedy, which debuted in April and is nearing its second season.

“I would like to thank my God, Allahu akbar," Youssef said, accepting the award. "Thank you, God. This is thanks to God and Hulu.”

“Look, I know you guys haven’t seen my show,” he continued, getting more than a few laughs from the crowd. “Everyone is like, ‘ls this an editor??’"


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