Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez is having the best day ever (and a well deserved one at that). On the same day that the CW announced that it was renewing Jane the Virgin for a second season, the gorgeous 30-year-old actress won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a comedy Series, beating out Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Taylor Schilling.
“Wow. Thank you god for making me an artist,” Gina said when she took the stage. “Thank you to my entire cast. I am nothing without you,” she gushed. “Thank you to my mom and my dad who tell me to dream big and never stop dreaming. Thank you to my sisters and my siblings…for being the biggest role models.”
While Jane the Virgin lost the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series to Amazon’s Transparent, Gina knew that standing there holding that statue was more than enough validation.
“This award is so much more than myself,” she said, getting choked up. “It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes. My father used to tell me to say every morning: ‘Today is going to be a great day. I can and I will.’ Well, Dad. Today is a great day. I can and I did.”
See Gina’s heartwarming acceptance speech below: