Tracee Ellis Ross Is First Black Woman To Win ‘TV Comedy’ Golden Globe in 35 Years

Published: Sunday 8th Jan 2017 by Rashad

Tracee Ellis Ross, star of ABC’s hit series ‘Black-ish,’ took home a Golden Globe tonight for ‘Best Actress in a Television Comedy or Musical.’  Unknown to many at the time of her win, the achievement came as a historic one as she became the first black woman to walk away with the award in over three decades.

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As can be seen from her acceptance award, Ross dedicated the win to many other actresses of color – many of whom are underrepresented in Hollywood.

Ross, who plays Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson on ‘Black-ish’ (which is in its third season), has won her ‘Best Actress’ trophy on her first nomination.  The last time a black woman walked away with the award? Debbie Allen in 1982.

Before her?  Diahann Carroll in 1968!

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH January 8, 2017


  2. Fancy BISH January 8, 2017

    Congrats Miss Ross! You did that!

  3. Snf January 8, 2017

    Congrats Queen. You deserve it.

  4. Jj January 8, 2017

    Why must biracial people be forced into one race? She is the first biracial/of African descent to win…how does the world ignore these people’s non-colored parent smh. I dont care what someone appears to be…their DNA is their DNA!

    • Dunno January 8, 2017

      Because if she were to audition for the role of a white woman, she would be laughed out of a room

      • OMG Logic!!! January 8, 2017

        No she wouldn’t. There are tanned Caucasian women throughout Europe with a similar complexion to Ross, and that’s before makeup and lighting do their thing.

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 9, 2017

        Not according to Tracee. She identifies herself as a black woman for a reason. The world treats and perceives her as one. Throughout history, biracial’s have had it just as hard as blacks stupid.

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 9, 2017

        We’ve gond through slavery together, Jim Crow together, The Civil Rights Movement together, and are currently going through the BLM TOGETHER. We are all in the same boat! Whether your like to admit it or not

  5. Tim Brown January 8, 2017

    I did not know that black people could have one white parent. -_- Congrats TER! ❤

  6. King January 8, 2017

    Well she got a cute face and her booty so phat go girl she got that bomb that bomb…

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 9, 2017

      Shes a grown woman
      She can do whateva she wants

  7. @ASAPicon January 8, 2017

    Breaking barriers

  8. Elsie January 8, 2017

    Finally I have was tired of her snooping around at these award shows looking like a puppy at the door waiting on award, talented actress though

  9. Kwinzy January 9, 2017

    Tracee such a cute dork lol

  10. Kanyade January 9, 2017

    Well deserved. She’s been doing comedy FOR YEARS and doing it VERY WELL. Congrats to her.

  11. LiLi’n’RiRi January 9, 2017

    Always loved this woman. YOU GO GLEN COCO

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    Congratulations to tracee Ross

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