History in the MAKING!!!
Written by Mere Moto on January 11, 2022
Mj Rodriguez Makes History As First Trans Actress to Win a Golden Globe
MJ Rodriguez is now a history-making actress! On Sunday, the Pose star, whose full name is Michaela Jaé, became the first trans woman to win a Golden Globe. The 31-year-old snagged a win in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series –Drama category for her role as Blanca Evangelista in the FX series.
If you haven’t seen POSE, then I suggest you try and watch it. In her live acceptance speech, MJ said that the win was not for her only but for the LGBTQUAI+ community and this would open doors for them. Watch below. The 2022 Golden Globes ceremony was not broadcast live due to the backlash that came with the lack of diversity on the HFPA. As a result, Rodriguez couldn’t give a televised speech, so she went live on Instagram.
Pose ran on FX for three seasons before wrapping in 2020.