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Gina Rodriguez thought Eva Longoria & America Ferrara Golden Globes Latina gag was funny

Actress Gina Rodriguez is still giggling about the Latina mix-up joke at Sunday's (10Jan16) Golden Globes, when presenters Eva Longoria and America Ferrera reeled off a list of actresses they weren't.

Taking to the stage to present the award for Best Actor in a TV Drama, Ferrera, 31, and Longoria, 40, poked fun at the person responsible for mistaking Ferrera for Rodriguez during the nominations ceremony in December (15), and incorrectly labelling the photo on the Golden Globes' official Twitter account.


"Hi, I'm Eva Longoria, not Eva Mendes," the former Desperate Housewives beauty quipped, as America added, "I'm America Ferrera, not Gina Rodriguez."


"And neither one of us are Rosario Dawson," Longoria joked, prompting her co-presenter to state, "Well said, Salma", as Longoria ended the brief exchange with, "Thank you, Charo."


Rodriguez, who was in the audience, told Us Weekly she found the skit hilarious: "I liked it and think it's funny," she said. "I thought their speech was funny, we have the same expression and I think other people care more than I do. But we do look alike, me and America!"


Last week (ends08Jan16), Gina insisted she really wasn't bothered by the Golden Globes Twitter gaffe, telling Access Hollywood Live, "Everyone was in an outrage and I just don't see why... To be very honest, there are only a few of us and that is something we're trying to change. That's the beautiful thing about being nominated... but to confuse two Latinas...? I was like, 'Why are we thinking about that instead of the fact that I'm nominated?'"


Meanwhile, bosses at MTV in Australia have apologised for making a joke of Eva and America's Globes gag in a tweet that read: "Where are the English subtitles? We have no idea what America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are saying."


The MTV chiefs, who promptly deleted the tweet, insist the person behind the post was simply trying to jump in on the joke by suggesting he couldn't understand the two actresses, but the gag backfired.


An apology reads: "Our Tweet was in reference to @EvaLongoria & @AmericaFerrera's #GoldenGlobes joke. We sincerely apologise for causing offence.


"We get it was a bad call. We'll leave the humour to (ceremony host) @rickygervais."