Six alumni from the Tisch School of the Arts walked away with prizes at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, presented last night by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) at a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Among the winners was Gina Roderiguez ’06 (BFA, Drama), who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for her starring role in Jane the Virgin, marking the first time the show’s network, the CW, has been honored with a major industry award.

Other winners included Nisha Galantra, ’99 (MFA, Film) and Joan Scheckel ’85 (BFA), consulting producers for the Amazon Instant Video show Transparent, which also garnered the first major award for Amazon for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical.

Executive producer Joel Coen ’78 (BFA, F&TV) and consulting producers Ben Nedivi ’02 (BFA, F&TV) and Matt Wolpert ’01 (BFA, F&TV) also took home statuettes for Fargo, which won for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

Members of HFPA represent some 55 countries with a combined readership of more than 250 million. Their publications include leading newspapers and magazines in Europe, Asia, Australasia and Latin America. The Golden Globes recognize achievements in 25 categories; 14 in motion pictures and 11 in television.

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