“Jane The Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez made history by winning The CW its first ever Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical.
The Puerto Rican actress took to the stage to give an emotional speech.
“This award is so much more than myself,” she said after thanking the usual suspects, holding back tears. “It represents a culture that wants to see itself as heroes.”
“Jane The Virgin,” based on the Venezuelan telenovela of the same name, stars Rodriguez as a twenty-something who becomes accidentally artificially inseminated. The show was also nominated for Best Series – Comedy or Musical, though it lost to “Transparent.”
“My dad used to tell me to wake up each day and say,’I can and I will,'” Rodriguez continued from the podium. “Well, dad, today’s a great day. I can and I did.”
The nominations marked the first Golden Globe nominations ever for The CW network. The show itself was renewed for a second season earlier Sunday during the network’s presentation at the Television Critics’ Association Winter Press Tour.
“Jane The Virgin” airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.