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'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez wins Golden Globe
By SP_COP on January 12, 2015 | From insidetv.ew.com
'Jane the Virgin' star Gina Rodriguez wins Golden Globe This is Gina Rodriguez’s first time at the Golden Globes, and so far, it’s going pretty well: The Jane the Virgin star just won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy.

“Thank you God for making me an artist,” she began her speech. “This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to be seen as heroes.”

She went on to thank her family and the CW before sharing an anecdote about her dad: “My father used to tell me to say every morning, ‘Today’s going to be a great day, and I can, and I will,'” she said. “Well, daddy, today is a great day. I can, and I did.”

Backstage, Rodriguez teared up as she talked about how much the award meant to her as a Latina actress. “First and foremost, the nomination alone was a win for me because it allowed Latinos to see themselves in a beautiful light,” she said. “We are dealing with a society that is so diverse, so beautiful and so human. We need to remember that we have the same stories, and see it as such. When I was a little girl I dreamed of this moment and there’s no better way to tell others that they can win too by living your dreams.”

This is not only the first Golden Globe win for the relative newcomer actress, but also the first time Jane the Virgin‘s network The CW has ever won a major award at either the Globes or Emmys....
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