Up against a very tough lineup of nominees – Rachel Bloom (The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (HBO’s Veep), Gina Rodriguez (The CW’s Jane the Virgin), Sarah Jessica Parker (HBO’s Divorce), Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure) – Tracee Ellis Ross wins best actress in a musical or comedy series at the 2017 Golden Globes.
This W puts Ross in a very exclusive group of black women to win in this category. Exclusive meaning only the second to take home the award behind Debbie Ryan in 1983 for Fame. Serving as her first nomination, the Blackish star won for her role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson.
“It’s my first time here, guys,” Ross began after hitting the stage. “It’s a nice room, I like it. This is for all of the women of color — and colorful people — whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. I see you, we see you. It’s an honor to be on this show to continue expanding the way we are seen and known.”