Golden Globe Awards: ‘Transparent’ Wins Best Comedy Series, Honors Leelah Alcorn

The Jeffrey Tambor comedy marks a big victory for the Amazon original


Amazon original “Transparent” has claimed the Golden Globe for best comedy series, in keeping with Sunday’s early trend of honoring newcomers.

Accepted with an emotional speech from showrunner Jill Soloway, the show beat out fellow nominees “Orange is the New Black,” “Girls,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Silicon Valley.”

“To love,” Soloway said, raising her trophy up to the audience in the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Stars Jeffrey Tambor, Judith Light, additional cast and producers joined her on stage. Soloway also referenced Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen who recently took her life.

“This award is dedicated to the memory of Leelah Alcorn and to many trans people who died too young,” she said, adding to a friend watching at home: “It’s dedicated to you, my transparent, my Moppa. You are watching at home right now, and I just want to thank you for coming out because, in doing so, you made a break for freedom. You told your truth. You taught me how to tell my truth and make this show, and maybe we are going to be able to teach the world something about authenticity and truth and love.”

Already renewed for a second season, “Transparent” also has a best actor nomination for Tambor, who plays the head of a self-absorbed California family who comes out as a woman.

“Tambor anchors the show with his sad eyes,” TheWrap wrote of Tambor’s performance in September,” episodes might break your heart, but you’ll keep coming back for more.”