35 Years in the Making: All About Tracee Ellis Ross's Golden Globe Win

35 Years in the Making: All About Tracee Ellis Ross's Golden Globe Win


Jan 9, 2017

Kissing her Golden Globe award in her latest Instagram, "Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross gushed over her win from Sunday night's 74th Golden Globe Awards. 

"What a moment. What a huge moment!!" she wrote.

Ellis Ross became the first black woman to receive a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy in 35 years. Debbie Allen was the last black woman to receive the title in 1982 for her role in NBC's "Fame."

With an undying smile, Ellis Ross' acceptance speech sought to address more than just her extreme gratitude.

"This is for all of the women — women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important," she said. "But I want you to know that I see you — we see you."

Nominated among a talented group, 44-year-old Ellis Ross beat out Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gina Rodriguez, and Issa Rae at the Beverly Hilton.

Ellis Ross went on to express her gratitude for her role of Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson in ABC's sitcom "Black-ish."

"It is an honor to be on this show, 'Black-ish,' to continue expanding the way we are seen and known, and to show the magic and the beauty and the sameness of a story and stories that are outside of where the industry usually looks."

Congratulations Tracee on your Golden Globe!

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