Yay for Gina Rodriguez! The ‘Jane the Virgin’ star snagged her first ever Golden Globe win at the Jan. 11 awards show. Click to WATCH her incredible acceptance speech!
Gina Rodriguez, 30, made history at the 72nd annual Golden Globe awards. The first-time nominee won the Best Actress in a Comedy Series award for Jane the Virgin. Gina’s win marks the first ever win for The CW network. In her emotional acceptance speech, Gina stole our hearts with her powerful words about always dreaming big!
‘Jane The Virgin’: Gina Rodriguez’s Snags First Golden Globe Win
The last name that Gina Rodriguez expected to hear when the Golden Globes announced Best Actress in a Comedy Series was her own.
Here’s an excerpt from her speech:
Thank you to my mom and my dad who have been telling me to dream big and to never stop dreaming. To my siblings and my sisters, Evelise and Rebecca, for being the biggest role models in my life. This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to seem themselves as heroes.
She began tearing up, and so did everyone else in the room.
“My father used to tell me to say every morning: “Today is going to be a great day. I can and I will,” she continued. “Well, dad, today’s a great day. I can and I did!”
Gina beat out TV’s biggest juggernauts — Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Edie Falco, Lena Dunham and Taylor Schilling. Her fellow nominees have all been nominated before.
What a win!
In addition to Gina, many more TV actors grabbed their first-ever win at the 2015 Golden Globes. Matt Bomer won for his heartbreaking portrayal of a dying AIDS patient in The Normal Heart, and Ruth Wilson snagged a win for her role as a emotionally damaged wife in The Affair.
Joanne Froggart, who plays Anna Bates on Downton Abbey, won for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie.
HollywoodLifers, did you expect Gina to win? How obsessed are you with Jane the Virgin? What did you think about the Golden Globes? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson