Here’s Tracee Ellis Ross’ inspiring Golden Globes Awards speech
Congratulations to “black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross, the first African American woman to win a Golden Globe award for “Best TV Series Actress in a Comedy or Musical” since Debbie Allen who won in 1983 for “Fame.”
“It’s my first time here guys. It is a nice room, I like it. This is for all of the women, all of the women of color, and colorful people, whose stories, ideas, thoughts are not always, considered worthy and valid and important, but I want you to know that I see you. We see you. It is an honor to be on this show, ‘Black-ish’, to continue expanding 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.
Kenya, thank you for this amazing opportunity, ABC, Anthony, you are the most wonderful TV husband ever. I don’t have children but Marcus, Yara, Miles, Marsai…oh my goodness I have to say thank you to my mom and dad and my siblings – Rhonda, Chuckie Ross and Evan.I don’t know who else there is other than the amazing people who have brought me here in my career. It’s nice at 44. I like it here. This is great.“
The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony aired live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California on Sunday, Jan. 8. 2017.