Gina Rodriguez receives unexpected Best Actress Golden Globe

Gina Rodriguez receives unexpected Best Actress Golden Globe

Gina Rodriguez, the star of CW's "Jane the Virgin," was up against megastars for the Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical: the nominees included Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lena Dunham, Taylor Schilling, and Edie Falco. It seemed like whoever set up the seating didn't think she had a very good chance of winning either: When Rodriguez's name was called, she had to walk ... and walk to get to the podium to accept the award. Once she got to the stage, though, she gave a truly memorable acceptance speech at the Golden Globes.

"Thank you God for making me an artist ... um ... [tears, gasps, applause] ... This award is so much more than myself, it represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes. My father used to tell me every day to say, 'Today's a great morning; I can and I will. Oh, Dad, today's a great morning -- I can, and I did."

She fought through tears to give the speech, and audiences seemed to be moved as well. Congratulations, Gina!

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