Gina Rodriguez Wins Best Actress At The Golden Globes, Gives Powerful Speech

01/11/2015 08:41 pm ET | Updated Jan 14, 2015
  • Lauren Duca Entertainment Reporter, The Huffington Post
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Gina Rodriguez won Best Actress in a TV Comedy at the 2015 Golden Globes for the titular role in The CW's "Jane the Virgin."

After having to walk a half marathon to accept her award, Rodriguez caught her breath and thanked showrunner Jennie Urman "for making me her Jane."

"This award is so much more than myself," she said. "It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes."

"My dad used to tell me to wake up each day and say, 'I can and I will,'" she continued. "Well, dad, today's a great day. I can and I did."

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Rodriguez defeated Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Taylor Schilling for the honor. This is her first Golden Globe award.

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