Amazon's Transparent on Sunday
won the Golden Globe for best TV series, musical or comedy and the
show's star Jeffrey Tambor won best actor.
Transparent made history as the
first online comedy or drama to win a Golden Globe.
The show's 10-episode first season
debuted September 26 on Amazon Prime, the online retailer's streaming
The original series created and
directed by Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under, United States of Tara),
stars Tambor (Arrested Development) as Moira, a transgender
woman. Moira's adult children are played by Gaby Hoffmann, Jay
Duplass and Amy Landecker, whose character is either bisexual or gay.
Judith Light and Carrie Brownstein also appear on the comedy-drama.
Soloway dedicated the win to the memory
of Leelah Alcorn, a 17-year-old transgender girl who recently ended
her life after her parents attempted to alter her gender identity.
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“This award is dedicated to the
memory of Leelah Alcorn and too many trans people who died too young.
… To love,” Soloway
Tambor added: “I would like to
dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community.
Thank you for your inspiration, thank you for your patience and
thank you for letting us be a part of the change.”
“This is about changing people's
lives,” Tambor later told reporters backstage.
Amazon recently renewed Transparent
for a second season.