Jane the Virgin was clearly one of the big winners of the night at the 2015 Golden Globes. The star of the show, Gina Rodriguez, picked up an award for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy. This led to the first Golden Globe win for Jane the Virgin and the CW network.
Jane the Virgin’s big win comes on the heels of a Season 2 renewal that was announced earlier in the day on Sunday, according to Forbes. This also marks the first time a series that wasn’t meant for a Golden Globes award took home an award. Some fans didn’t expect their beloved Jane the Virgin star or TV show to win. The show was up against some big contenders, such as the popular Netflix series Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. The CW has now gotten some attention at the Golden Globes with its beloved new series Jane the Virgin.
This means that Jane could see some buzz during awards season, including the Emmys. Jane the Virgin could also be the TV show that finally breaks the mold. It will all depend on what category the series is placed within. It’s unclear whether Jane the Virgin is a comedy or drama. If the show ends up categorized as a comedy, the CW network will finally get some recognition for having an Emmy nomination in a major category. Popular comedies like Modern Family end up sweeping the Emmys.
However, if Jane the Virgin is categorized as a drama, it will be the first time in years that a non-Sunday night show was able to get award nominations in a drama category. That also could open up the floodgates for dramas on other networks and streaming sites such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.
As for the star of Jane the Virgin, she made fans tear up with her speech on Sunday night at the Golden Globes. She tried to thank as many people as she could during her speech.
“Thank you God for making me an artist. This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to be seen as heroes.”
Rodriguez also went on to thank her family, her Jane the Virgin cast, and the CW network, before sharing some memories about her dad.
“My father used to tell me to say every morning, ‘Today’s going to be a great day, and I can, and I will.’ Well, daddy, today is a great day. I can, and I did.”
Rodriguez reportedly teared up backstage as she mentioned how much the Golden Globe award meant to her as a Latina actress. She wasn’t just proud to win it because she’s an actress on a CW show. She’s also proud to win it because she feels that Jane the Virgin is positively representing Latinos in America.
“First and foremost, the nomination alone was a win for me because it allowed Latinos to see themselves in a beautiful light. We are dealing with a society that is so diverse, so beautiful and so human. We need to remember that we have the same stories, and see it as such. When I was a little girl I dreamed of this moment and there’s no better way to tell others that they can win too by living your dreams.”
Jane the Virgin has struggled to survive on the CW network. It became one of the lowest-rated shows on a major broadcast network, according to Entertainment Weekly. It’s shocking Golden Globe award was a major victory for this underdog show.
According to a report on Inquisitr, Jane the Virgin was in danger of cancellation. But fans can breathe easily now that it got a full season order and renewal for a second season from the CW. Plus the Golden Globes win could put Jane the Virgin on the map to success, and on the road for the awards season.
Jane the Virgin airs 9 p.m. on Mondays on the CW network.
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