The La La Land actress, who had been nominated twice prior, is finally taking home a Globe, besting the likes of Annette Bening and Meryl Streep to win Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. As a tearful Stone made her way to the stage, many noticed she got a standing ovation from ex-boyfriend Andrew Garfield.
"I have to start by thanking my amazing mom. Thank you, Mom, for everything," Stone began. "I moved here 13 years ago this week and without my mom and my dad and my brother, who has put up with me his whole life. Thank you, Spence. You're the best. And my incredible friends, I love you so much."
After thanking the studio and people who "took a chance" on La La Land -- a modern musical is "sort of a crazy notion," she noted -- Stone thanked her frequent co-star and fellow Globe winner, Ryan Gosling. "The best partner a girl could ask for," she said.
"This is a film for dreamers and I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world," Stone concluded. "To any creative person who's had a door slammed in their face, either metaphorically or physically, or actor who have had their auditions cut off or have waited for a callback that didn't come or anybody anywhere, really, that feels like giving up sometimes, but finds it in themselves to get up and keep moving forward, I share this with you."