Not only did Gina Rodriguez, star of the CW’s freshman comedy series, Jane the Virgin, beat out four comedy A-list actresses — Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Taylor Schilling — to take home her very first Golden Globe win, she also took home the first ever Golden Globe win for her entire network.
After thanking the executives at both CBS and The CW, Rodriguez thanked Jane the Virgin‘s executive producer Jennie Urman and her entire cast. “I am nothing without you,” she added, going on to say, “Thank you to my mom and my dad who taught me to dream big and to never stop dreaming.”
The 30 year old star, who has been an active voice for the Latin community, went on to add that. “This award is so much more than myself, it represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.”
Ms. Rodriguez concluded her speech, arguably the most eloquent and emotional of the night, but saying, “My father used to tell me to say every morning, ‘Today is going to be a great day. I can and I will.’ Well, Dad — Today is a great day. I can and I did.”
Don’t forget that Jane the Virgin returns on Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 9 p.m. with all new episodes!