Golden Globes 2017: Black-ish Star Tracee Ellis Ross Wins Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

by Natalie Stone, People

Tracee Ellis Ross won the award for best actress in a TV series, comedy at Sunday evening’s Golden Globe Awards.

The black-ish star was up against Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce), Issa Rae (Insecure) and Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) for the award.

Upon accepting the award from presenter Drew Barrymore, Ellis Ross said, “Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh my goodness, thank you Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Thank you. It’s my first time here, guys. It’s a nice room, I like it.”

Ellis Ross, 44, then dedicated her award to “all of the women, women of color — colorful people” and added, added, “I see you, we see you. It is an honor to be on this show, black-ish.”

Creator Kenya Barris also got a thank you from the show’s star: “Kenya, thank you for this amazing opportunity.”

“Anthony, you are the most wonderful TV husband ever,” she added of star Anthony Anderson before thanking her TV kids, her mom, dad and family.

“It’s nice at 44. I like it here,” she closed her speech. “This is great. Thank you!”

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