‘Jane the Virgin’ star Gina Rodriguez wins Golden Globe

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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, Ariana Bacle reports for Entertainment Weekly. Gina, born in Chicago to Puerto Rican parents, is one of the few Caribbean performers ever to win a Golden Globes Award.

“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.”

This is not only the first Golden Globe win for Rodriguez, but also the first time Jane the Virgin‘s network The CW has ever won at the annual event.

While Jane the Virgin has struggled in the ratings — it’s one of the lowest-rated shows on a major broadcast network — the award is a major victory for The CW, which is enjoying a much-needed comeback this fall with its biggest hit in years (The Flash) andJane the Virgin being nominated for best comedy series, along with Rodriguez being honored for best actress. Jane the Virgin‘s nominations alone were considered a surprise, but now with this win (Transparent took the award for comedy series), the series and The CW have received a major industry boost that puts both on the map for awards season.

Earlier Sunday, The CW’s president Mark Pedowitz had to urge reporters at the TCA press tour to give Jane the Virgin some more time to find its momentum. “[Jane is] a quality show,” he said. “You guys have supported it as a quality show. Give it time.”

For the original report go to http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/11/golden-globes-best-actress-tv-comedy/

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