Pose star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez makes history with Golden Globes win

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Photo credit: Macall Polay/FX/Kobal/Shutterstock
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Pose favourite Michaela Jaé Rodriguez enjoyed a history-making Golden Globes triumph yesterday (January 9).

Awarded the Best Actress gong for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in the groundbreaking US drama – beating Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Aniston, Christine Baranski and Elisabeth Moss – she became the first transgender performer to be recognised by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"OMG OMGGG!!!! @goldenglobes Wow!" Rodriquez reacted on Instagram.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

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"Thank you! This is the door that is going to open the door for many more young talented individuals. They will see that it is more than possible. They will see that a young Black Latina girl from Newark New Jersey who had a dream, to change the minds of others WITH LOVE. LOVE WINS."

Her message continued: "To my young LGBTQAI babies, WE ARE HERE. The door is now open, now reach the stars!!!!! To the nominees, we are Queens. I'm so happy to share space with you! Each and every last one of you women are phenomenal."

During the event, Rodriguez reportedly appeared in a live stream video with an acceptance speech.

"Thank you Golden Globes. This is for the LGBTQAI Black, Latina, Asian, the many multi-beautiful colours of the rainbow around the freaking world. This is not just for me," she said (via The Mirror).

Photo credit: Macall Polay/FX/Kobal/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Macall Polay/FX/Kobal/Shutterstock

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"This is the door that opens for ya'll, not me. There are going to be so many young, talented, thriving individuals that are going to be able to trail and storm in through the door."

"Mr Ryan Murphy – thank you for actually seeing me. Steven Canals – you wrote the hell out of this show. Miss Janet Mock – you took it, you swooped it, bam! Our Lady J you came in like an angel in the night and graced us with your beautiful writing as well."

The Golden Globes ceremony wasn't televised this year reportedly due to a lack of diversity by the HFPA, with NBC stating: "We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes."

Pose aired on FX in the US and BBC Two in the UK.

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