January 8, 2015
By Jessica Lucia Roiz
Those nominated against TV series “Jane the Virgin” in the upcoming Golden Globes should be feeling the heat, because the comedy show has just nabbed its first-ever People’s Choice award this year. Felicidades Juana, for bringing Latinos on the small screen to the forefront.
The CW program, which is an adaptation of Venezuelan novela “Juana la Virgen,” took home the title of Favorite New TV Comedy at the 41st annual awards show, winning another Latino inspired show “Cristela,” and others.
Lead actress Gina Rodriguez, of Puerto Rican descent, expressed her joy on Instagram with a sweet video message to her fans.
Rodriguez’s date for the night were her parents. On Twitter, Rodriguez recalled one of her favorite moments of the big night –aside the well-deserved win, of course.
“Memories of tonight Lady Antebellum performing and my dad turns to me and says ‘This is awesome.’ What a beautiful night,” said the 30-year-old.
Another win at the event that showed true Latino power is the honor of Favorite Dramedy, obtained by Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black.”
The show has become popular among TV lovers because of its entertaining and diverse cast, which includes caribbean starlets Dascha Polanco and Selenis Leyva.
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea strut her sexy rhymes and many looked dazzling in the red carpet at the star-studded event, just like pop group Fifth Harmony.
Other performers took the stage and presenters yelled out the winners of the 2015 People’s Choice Awards, which included comedy show “Big Bang Theory,” Brit star Ed Sheeran and pop/country superstar Taylor Swift, who took three awards.