Golden Globes 2015: 'Transparent' and Gina Rodriguez Are Surprise Winners in Comedy TV Categories

'Transparent' wins over 'Girls' and 'Orange Is the New Black' for the best comedy series title, while the 'Jane the Virgin' star defeats Lena Dunham and Taylor Schilling as best TV actress in comedy.

AceShowbiz - "Transparent" surprisingly defeated favorite shows like "Girls" and "Orange Is the New Black" as Best TV Series - Musical or Comedy at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. The drama comedy about transgender father (%cJeffrey Tambor%) which streams on Amazon also edged out "Jane the Virgin" and "Silicon Valley"

Creator Jill Solloway acccepeted the prize and dedicated the award to "the trans community." She said she wanted the show to teach the audience about "truth, authenticity and love." It marked the first-ever award for Amazon.

Celebrities soon took to Twitter to comment on the show's triumph, with "Modern Family" star %cJesse Tyler Ferguson% writing, "I truly love all the Golden Globe Comedy nominees but I am moved to tears that @transparent_tv was honored tonight. That's a big moment." %cLaverne Cox% who stars on "OITNB" chimed in, "Very disappointed @oitnb didn't win but @transparent_tv winning is pretty awesome. Omg this is great. Shout out to #AlexandraBillings."

Though losing the best comedy series prize, "Jane the Virgin" won't go home empty handed. Its lead actress %cGina Rodriguez% has been honored with Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series - Musical or Comedy award, winning over strong contenders including %cLena Dunham% ("Girls"), %cEdie Falco% ("Nurse Jackie"), %cJulia Louis-Dreyfus% ("Veep") and %cTaylor Schilling% ("OITNB").

"Thank you God for making me an artist," Rodriguez said in her acceptance speech. "This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see itself as heroes." %cDemi Lovato% was also moved that Rodriguez won the award, tweeting, "Ummm just cried. Congratulations to @HereIsGina for your Golden Globe... Way to represent ALL Latinos!!!"

Gina Rodriguez -- Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy, "Jane the Virgin" #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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%cMatthew Bomer% was another actor which took home a prize at the event, being named Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie for his role in HBO's telepic "The Normal Heart".

He gave a shout-out to his co-star %cMark Ruffalo%, who just lost his chance to win Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie and Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, Musical or Comedy, as "the heart and soul of the movie." The "White Collar" alum also acknowledged the victims of HIV/AIDs, "To the generation we lost and the people we continue to lose to this disease I just want to say we love you, we remember you."

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