LOS ANGELES – First-time nominee Tracee Ellis Ross made history when she won her first Golden Globe Sunday.
The actress, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, won for her role in “Black-ish,” becoming the first African-American woman in decades to do so.
The last African-American woman to win in the category was Debbie Allen in 1983, for her role in “Fame.”
Ross’ role as Johnson family matriarch Rainbow “Bow” Johnson on the sitcom was not only the first time the actress was nominated, but her first time at the Globes.
Backstage, Ross reflected on her first win.
“I’ll have to find a special place to put it,” Ross said right after her win.
As for how she’ll celebrate, Ross joked, “I’m going to see if I can hit every party possible.”
“I grew up watching the Golden Globes as a young girl who just loved beautiful dresses,” she said, “As soon as I became an actor it was one of those shows I watched thinking, ‘Maybe one day,’ and now it’s a reality.”