'Jane The Virgin' Star Gina Rodriguez Wins Her First Golden Globe, Beats Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Taylor Schilling & Lena Dunham,
Jan 12, 2015 02:07 AM EST
Gina Rodriguez, 30, won her first Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical for her performance on the CW series "Jane The Virgin," in which she plays the title role.
"Thank you, God, for making me an artist," Rodriguez said as she tearfully accepted the award, which was presented by "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston and "Scandal" star Kerry Washington.
Rodriguez added that the award was so much more than herself as it "represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes." She beat "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Orange Is The New Black" star Taylor Schilling, "Girls" star Lena Dunham and "Nurse Jacki" star Edie Falco.
Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards was held at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, People reported.
"Jane The Virgin" was also nominated for Best Comedy along with "Orange Is The New Black," "Girls," "Silicon Valley" and "Transparent," which won the award.
Before her first Golden Globe award, Rodriguez won awards from Imagen Foundation Awards and ALMA Awards for her performance in the 2012 film "Filly Brown," in which she starred with Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael D. Olmos and Edward James Olmos.
Rodriguez was also recently spotted with her boyfriend Henri Esteve at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles for the 2015 BAFTA Los Angeles. She wore a Guishem dress paired with Piaget jewelry and Stuart Weitzman shoes, Just Jared reported.
Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that "Franklin & Bash" star Jane Seymour will join Rodriguez in the "Jane The Virgin" cast, USA Today reported.
Seymour will play a recurring role Amanda, the leader of a romance writer's group that Rodriguez's character Jane Villanueva joins.
"Jane The Virgin" also stars Andrea Navedo, Justin Baldoni, Ivonne Coll, Brett Dier, Jaime Camil, Azie Tesfai, Anthony Mendez, Priscilla Barnes, Bridget Regan, Jenna Ortega, Diane Guerrero, Camille Collard, Carlo Rota and Brian Dare, among others.