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01/11/2015 09:38 pm ET Updated Jan 14, 2015

Jeffrey Tambor Dedicates Best Actor Win For 'Transparent' To The Transgender Community

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11:  In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Jeffrey Tambor,  Winner of  Best Actor - TV
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Jeffrey Tambor, Winner of Best Actor - TV Series, Comedy or Musical for 'Transparent', speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Jeffrey Tambor took the honors on Sunday night for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy at the Golden Globes thanks to his work on Amazon's "Transparent." The other nominees in the category included Don Cheadle ("House of Lies"), William H. Macy ("Shameless"), Ricky Gervais ("Derek") and Louis C.K. ("Louie"). This was Tambor's first Golden Globe nomination and win.

"If I may, I would like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community," Tambor said during an emotional acceptance speech. "Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your courage, for your inspiration, thank you for your patience, and thank you for letting us be part of the change."

In the series, Tambor plays Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman who comes out to her family. The rookie series was a critical success and has already been renewed for a second season.

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