Fresh off the heels of the show's groundbreaking win at Sunday's
The win for Rodriguez, a favorite among critics, was also a win for the CW -- it marked the network's first Golden Globe in its eight-year history.
"We were bound for success, because the critics had my back," Rodriguez told reporters backstage following her win. "[The CW has] given me a place to fly, and I'm going to do everything I can to repay them for that."
But the award extends beyond the superficial, added the starlet who had been a favorite to win. The award signifies a win for all Latinos, she said.
"The nomination alone was a win for me because it allowed ... Latinos to see ourselves in a beautiful light," she said. "The win meant everything, a lot more than just me."
She said she hopes the result will be more diverse programming on television to represent the "so diverse, so beautiful, so human" world.
The win came hours after the CW had announced it had renewed the modest-performing dramedy for a second season. Making the day all the more sweet.