Earlier this year Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) won the Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy Actress — the first Globe of her career — but then she almost lost it. She told that story to Ellen DeGeneres when she appeared on the April 20 episode of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” (watch it above).
“I wanted to change my dress for the after-party,” Ross explained. She needed help changing so she and a friend commandeered a handicap stall in the restroom where both of them would fit. She stripped down and waited there while her friend left to find her stylist, “and I stood there for 20 minutes naked in the bathroom with no service on my phone … so I was rushing when they came back in to finally change me.” And in the stress of the moment she accidentally left the Golden Globe behind.
Ross eventually got her award back, but to prevent any future mishaps, DeGeneres gave Ross a gift: a tracking device she can strap onto any future awards statues so she’ll always be able to find them. DeGeneres demonstrated how it worked with a real-life award, but it wasn’t a Golden Globe. “This is for when you win the Emmy,” said DeGeneres. Ross held the Emmy in her hands — perhaps a preview of things to come.
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