Ayo Edeberi Named Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series at 2024 Golden Globes

So well deserved

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Another year, another winner for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series. 

Ayo Edeberi just won her very first statuette for starring in The Bear. The 81st annual Golden Globes took place tonight on CBS, where Edeberi edged out Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Miss Maisel, Quinta Brunson for Abbott Elementary, Elle Fanning for The Great, Selena Gomez for Only Murders in the Building and Natasha Lyonne for Poker Face.

During the awards show, Edeberi gave an energetic speech where she thanked everyone from her family to the assistants to her managers and agents.

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She’s joining a long list of previous winners, including Quinta Brunson for Abbott Elementary, Jean Smart for Hacks, Catherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek, Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag, Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Tracee Ellis Ross for Black-ish, Rachel Bloom for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Gina Rodriguez for Jane the Virgin, Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation, Lena Dunham for Girls, Laura Dern for Enlightened, Laura Linney for The Big C, Toni Collette for United States of Tara, Tina Fey for 30 Rock and America Ferrera for Ugly Betty.

This particular honor was first awarded at the 19th Golden Globe Awards on March 5, 1962, under the title Best TV Star-Female, grouping all genres of television series together. The award honored actresses in both comedy and drama genres until 1969, when it was split into categories that honored comedic and dramatic performances separately (thank goodness). 

The 81st annual Golden Globes were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The ceremony was exclusively broadcast on CBS and Paramount+.

Congrats, Edeberi! That was some serious competition. 


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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...