Tracee Ellis Ross nabs first Golden Globe award

(Last Updated On: January 9, 2017)

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Black-ish lead actress Tracee Ellis Ross walked away a winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy at the 74th Annual Golden Globes awards show held at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, Ca. on Sunday night.

The night not only saw Ross walk away with a coveted Golden Globe award, but marked the first time the actress has attended the industry award show.

Ross dedicated the award to “all of the nominees of color and colorful people whose shows, ideas and thoughts are not always considered valid or important” in her acceptance speech during NBC’s live broadcast of the annual awards show.

“I want you to know that I see you, we see you,” Ross said of the contributions of her fellow actors/actresses of color in the industry.

The 44-year-old actress also thanked ABC and Black-ish show creator, Kenya Barris, for “the amazing opportunity” to take part in the show, as well as her TV husband, played by actor, Anthony Anderson, and TV family for joining her in “expanding the way we are seen or known.”

During her acceptance speech, Ross called it an “honor” to be a part of the show and “to show the magic and the beauty, and the sameness of the story and stories that are outside of where the industry usually looks.”

TV husband, Anthony Anderson, and the Black-ish television series scored nominations in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy categories, respectively.

BLACK-ISH – ABC’s “black-ish” stars Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Laurence Fishburne as Pops Johnson, Jenifer Lewis as Ruby Johnson, Anthony Anderson as Andre “Dre” Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Miles Brown as Jack Johnson and Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

Tracee Ellis Ross nabs first Golden Globe award