Two nominations for Jane The Virgin give the CW it’s first nominations since the network’s debut in 2006.
Jane The Virgin has been nominated for Golden Globes in two categories, comedy series and comedy actress, for Gina Rodriguez who plays the title character, Jane. Rodriguez gained notoriety over the summer for an emphatic speech which included her decision to bypass other opportunities for roles that best reflect Latinos. On Thursday Rodriguez tweeted “@goldenglobes Thank you seems to small, will you marry isn’t appropriate, is true maybe too soon but you did have me at hello.”
“It is a great feeling,” CW President Mark Pedowitz told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. The former ABC Studios exec credited the cast, creators, and the network’s development team. ” I haven’t felt this way since Grey’s Anatomy to be honest, and that was a long time ago when we got nominated – and won that year.”
According to Variety, the comedy series have a decidedly female- focused bent with Girls, Orange Is The New Black, Jane The Virgin, and Transparent – all lead by female showrunners.
The series, which is an adaptation of a Venezuelan telenovela, centers on a virgin who is accidentally artificially inseminated.