The English adaptation of “Juana la Virgen” (Jane the Virgin) has garnered a Golden Globe nomination for the 72nd annual awards show.
The wildly successful Venezuelan telenovela, which originally aired in 2002, was so popular it was adapted in English and started airing on the CW network, and is on its way to being aired in remote corners of the world, such as Australia. Latino heartthrob Jaime Camil, along with Puerto Rican actress Gina Rodriguez star in this drama-sitcom that started airing in Oct. 2014.
Set in Miami, the storyline follows the everyday trials of Jane Villanueva, a Latina girl from a strict religious family who mistakenly becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated in a medical checkup.
You could imagine what abuela and mami would say if you lived in a strict Latin household and showed up home with the news!
The Golden Globes not only act as a prelude to what you can expect at the Oscars in many circumstances, but it also serves to honor shows and artists of the small screen–so it’s one of the biggest honors for a TV show to receive.
The show isn’t just nominated in the category of Best Comedy or Musical Series, but star Gina Rodriguez has been nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series.