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.
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!