The nomination alone was a win for me because it allowed our culture, it allowed Latinos to see themselves in a beautiful light. It allowed them to see themselves where we all desire to be; invited to the same party. So for me, the win, it meant everything. It meant a lot more than just me. When I look up into that screen we changed the way we feel about ourselves. We changed our perceptions about ourselves by the way art has, you know, created such a ripple effect and if we can create an effect that shows the Latinos like the investors, the doctors, the lawyers, that exist in my own home, that can change the way young girls, young boys look at themselves and that’s needed. Especially now in a time where we have dealt with Eric Garner and Michael Brown. We are dealing with a society that… That is so diverse. That is so human. That is so beautiful. We all need to remember that we all have the same stories. And see them as such.
— Gina Rodriguez after being asked what the award meant to her for a show that represents so many women of color, backstage at the Golden Globes