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Tracee Ellis Ross Wins 2017 Golden Globe Award for black-ish

By Ezinne Ukoha | Jan 9th, 2017

We are excited to share that Tracee Ellis Ross made history at Golden Globes 2017 on Sunday night, when she became the first black woman to win in the Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical category in 35 years.

The last recipient of that award was Debbie Allen back in 1982 for the TV show Fame.

Ellis Ross was honored for her vibrant portrayal of Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson on ABC's black-ish, where she plays opposite Anthony Anderson (Andre "Dre" Johnson) as the two African-American professionals raise their four children in a spirited household that is never lacking in humor and vitality. 

Check out Bow in action as she wrangles the help of Dre in an investigative quest to spy on the online activity of their brood.  

This major coup also marks the first Golden Globe nomination and win for Ellis Ross, and her acceptance speech highlighted the importance of her well-deserved recognition, "This is for all of the women, 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."

black-ish also received nominations in other major categories including Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical and Best Television Series - Comedy, but Ellis Ross took home the only statuette for the show. 

We love Bow for her hands-on parenting style that often times leads to dramatic situations that never end without a healthy dose of hilarity!

Watch black-ish ABC WEDNESDAYS 9:30|8:30c.  

  

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