Lena Dunham said "it took a village to raise this very demented child" as she accepted the Golden Globe award for Best TV Comedy for HBO's "Girls" on Sunday night.
The 26-year-old alumna of Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn Heights — writer-producer of the hit series about life among a not-so-elite group of 20-something New York women — said that the "nakedness both emotional and physical" displayed on her show made the program "the most validating thing."
Earlier in the evening, when she received the Best TV Actress award, a visibly moved Dunham said, “I thought I was going to be a cooler customer if this ever happened.”
Dunham stars as Hannah Horvath in the series about young women in their 20s navigating young adulthood in the big city.
She thanked her fellow nominees for helping her get through middle school, mono, a ruptured eardrum and "the acute anxiety that populates my entire life."
"This award is for everyone who felt like there wasn't a space for her," Dunham said. "This show has made a space for me."
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