Jeffrey Tambor, Golden Globes

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What a night for Amazon!

First, the studio's series Transparent had an historic win by grabbing the Best Comedy Series at the Golden Globe tonight away from favorite Orange Is the New Black. Now, Jeffrey Tambor has won a Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Maura Pfefferman, a transgender woman.

It's the Arrested Development alum's first Golden Globe win and his first nomination. Not too shabby for a first timer!

"This is big. This is much bigger than me," Jeffrey said once he hit the stage, getting choked up. "Thank you magnificent, stellar, innovative cast. You led me all the way. You told me all the way. You inspired me all the way...You led me through the steps to find more of Jeffrey than I've ever known in my entire life."

Jeffrey also thanked his wife, Kasia Ostlun, saying if it weren't for her, he wouldn't be standing up there tonight.

"Check that, I wouldn't be standing," he corrected while gazing out into the audience at Kasia.

But it was the final part of Jeffrey's acceptance speech that made the room fall silent and really listen.

"Finally, if I may. I would like to dedicate to my performance and this award to the transgender community," he said, visibly emotional. "Thank you, thank you, thank you for your courage. Thank you for your inspiration. Thank you for your patience and thank you for letting us be a part of the change."

Tonight has been a big night of shocks and surprises in the world of TV at the Golden Globes. Besides Transparent's big wins, Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin won Best Actress in a Comedy series, besting vets like Edie Falco and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. It's definitely making for an unpredictable night!

Congrats, Jeffrey! We can't wait to see what's next for Maura.

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