It's already campaign season — and, no, I'm not referring to the likes of Hillary Clinton and whoever else is running for president. However, it is Emmy campaign season for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on Sunday, Sept. 20 and will be hosted by Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Andy Samberg. With that said, one particular Emmy campaign is already standing out, and we really shouldn't expect anything less. I'm talking about Gina Rodriguez's Emmy petition for Jane the Virgin.
On Thursday, CBS TV Studios' campaign for The CW series and its shining star released Rodriguez's and Jane the Virgin's awards campaign for Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Soon enough, it quickly became the talk of the Internet. Unlike most award campaigns, which usually include rave reviews and quotes from critics, this one uses Rodriguez's own words from her Golden Globes acceptance speech. Remember how uplifting her speech was when she took the stage for winning Best TV Comedy Actress? Not only did she cry, but she had everyone else shedding tears, as well.
As you can see in the photo below, the 30-year-old said during her speech, "This award is so much more than myself, it represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes." She ended her speech by saying, "My father used to tell me to say every morning, 'Today is going to be a great day. I can and I will.' Well, Dad — today is a great day. I can and I did."
Her speech and, now, her Emmy campaign show that Rodriguez is breaking the mold both on and off the screen, all while continuing to being an inspiration. She never ceases to amaze me, especially when she is breaking barriers in the Latin community. The fact that her real-life spirit is as captivating and motivating as her character's, well, I think that's proof that this actress is going to truly impact Hollywood — and the world.