Tracee Ellis Ross Is the First Black Woman who won Best Actress Award in a TV Comedy or Musical in Golden Globes.
She was nominated first time in Golden Globes and won that award. She is also a first black woman to win Golden Globe Award as a best Comedy Actress Since 1982. Debbie Allen was the last black Woman who took this award in 1982 for her starring role in Fame.
After her great success and won, she dedicated her award to people of color and said, “This is for all the women, women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important. But I want you to know that I see you. We see you.”
She thanked her Co-Star Anthony Anderson, who plays her husband on the series in her speech and also thanked Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Marsai Martin, and Miles Brown. She also thanked to her parents.
After her win, she talked about the entertainment industry in a press room,
“It’s very special to me, and it’s very important, and it’s something we need to continue to do more of. I think that this nomination was really exciting to me … To see the industry, look outside of where they usually look. It’s very special to me, and it’s very important and it’s something we need to continue to do more of. I think it’s not since 1983 that a black woman has been in this category. So, I think that our industry really can be at the forefront of making sure that the diversity in our stories is told and diversity is not just being people of colour. It’s all different ages and shapes and sizes… and making sure that the stories that we tell and how we celebrate those stories actually represents the humanity… I hope that young women continue to be encouraged to be themselves — and not just young women. Young men. All of us.”
Buzzfeed News asked her that what this award meant to her as she is the first black woman to win since 1982 then Ellis Ross replied, “Holy moly, when you say it that way. …
Well it means a lot! Goodness. I think my shoulders got a little heavier, and I got a little taller all at the same time. You know, I think that’s something that I have to ponder for the next couple of days. Some of it is for me to ponder, and I think more of it is for our industry and all of us to ponder. I think it’s something that we just to be better at. I think the work is there. The stories are there. And I also feel really special to be in that category with Debbie Allen.”
I think it’s something that we just to be better at. I think the work is there. The stories are there. And I also feel really special to be in that category with Debbie Allen.”