ABC's "Ugly Betty" Wins Best Comedy At The Golden Globes
JANUARY 16, 2007: Congratulations to the cast of ABC's freshman Thursday night comedy "Ugly Betty" which managed to beat out veteran competitors such as "Desperate Housewives" at last night's Golden Globes ceremony in Hollywood and win the Best Comedy award.
Initially, the network had little faith in this telenovela parody and it scheduled "Betty" on Friday nights.
It was only after the initial buzz had spread that the network realized what a gem it had on its hands and moved the show to anchor Thursday nights.
The high production values, the unique and rich visual impact (created by the contract of warm "Suarez" and cold "Mode" colors), the strong comedic performances of the entire cast, the hilarious rapid-fire comebacks and a truly beautiful message at its heart make this wonderful series a real Must-See TV.
Teary-eyed America Ferrera who also won the award for Best Actress in Comedy (beating out two "Housewives") said she hears every day from girls inspired by her character, Betty Suarez, saying it "truly brings a new face to television."