‘Pose’ continues to make history.
Because the final season of the groundbreaking series has yielded a game-changing nomination for lead MJ Rodriquez.
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In being named in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama category for her portrayal of Blanca Evangelista, becomes the first transgender woman up for a major acting honor.
The recognition serves as a seismic elevation for LGBTQ representation at the Emmys.
Historically, before now, only two openly trans stars have nabbed any Emmy shine.
Laverne Cox became a fixture in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama category for her role in ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ Indeed, she was nominated in the said group in 2014, 2017, 2019, and 2020 – never yielding a win.
Still, she made history as the first trans woman to be nominated in an acting category at the Primetime Emmys and went on to win a Daytime Emmy as a producer on ‘Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.’
Elsewhere, Rain Valdez of ‘Razor Tongue’ landed a nomination for Outstanding Actress In A Short-Form Comedy or Drama in 2020.
In remembering those important strides, it further spotlights why Rodriguez’s may well be the most impactful yet.
— PoseFX (@PoseOnFX) July 13, 2021
The category is congratulations!