Sofia Vergara's wit and charm won her the 2017 People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress on Wednesday night. Vergara excitedly accepted the award for her role on Modern Family, winning over Anna Faris, Zooey Deschanel, Gina Rodriguez and Kaley Cuoco. The award came as the colombiana's fourth nomination and first win.
"My English is not going to be very good this time, so sorry!" the actress said, upon taking the stage. "I never in a million years thought that with this ridiculous accent I was ever going to be able to be a part of something so successful, something so loved by all of you like is Modern Family," she continued.
Vergara went on to explain that she hasn't taken one day for granted, since she was first cast as Gloria Pritchett eight years ago. "It has opened so many doors for other Latin actors, and we need so much more doors to be open, but I am thankful! Please be giving us opportunities because we will not disappoint you."
Despite her fun-loving character and call to give Latinos more opportunities, Vergara has been criticized for perpetuating the Latina stereotype by being an overly sexualized individual or using her accent as a way to appear "cute."
Watch Vergara's full acceptance speech above.