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01/08/2017 09:11 pm ET Updated Jan 09, 2017

Tracee Ellis Ross Dedicates Her Golden Globe Win To Hollywood's Underrepresented

"I want you to know: I see you. We see you."

Tracee Ellis Ross won Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday for her work on ABC’s “Black-ish.”

When she took to the stage, the 44-year-old said she had never attended the Golden Globes before. But she wasted little time while there before dedicating her award to something bigger than herself. 

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“This is for all the women, women of color and colorful people, whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important,” she said. “But I want you to know: I see you. We see you.”

She continued, “It is an honor to be on this show, ‘Black-ish,’ to continue expanding the way we are seen and known and to show the magic and the beauty and the sameness of a story and stories that are outside of where the industry usually looks.”

Ross also took a moment to appreciate that she is able to survive in Hollywood after the age of 40, something many other female actresses have struggled to do. “It’s nice at 44. I like it here. This is great. Thank you,” she said. 

Soon after, Miles Brown, who plays Ross’ son, Jack Johnson, on the show, uploaded a video of him celebrating her win on Twitter. 

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