72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
Gina Rodriguez attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Frazer Harrison—Getty Images

Watch Jane the Virgin Star Gina Rodriguez's Tearful Acceptance Speech

Jan 11, 2015

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has a history of honoring fresh, new talent during the Golden Globes, so it's not a total surprise that star of one of television's most promising new shows, Jane the Virgin's Gina Rodriguez, won the award for Best Actress, Musical or Comedy.

But in a competitive category going up against Edie Falco and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rodriguez wasn't a shoe-in — which makes her emotional acceptance speech all the more endearing.

READ: TIME's profile of Gina Rodriguez from last fall.

Golden Globes 2015: Red Carpet Photos

NBC's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Red Carpet Arrivals
Jessica Chastain arrives to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2015.Christopher Polk—NBC/Getty Images
NBC's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Red Carpet Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
Jessica Chastain attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
NBC's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
NBC's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Arrivals
NBC's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Red Carpet Arrivals
NBC's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
NBC's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
NBC's "72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards" - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 11: 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) arrive to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. (Photo by: Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank)
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals
Jessica Chastain arrives to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 11, 2015.
Christopher Polk—NBC/Getty Images
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