Pose star Mj Rodriguez reacts to history-making Golden Globe win


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Actress Mj Rodriguez has made history by becoming the first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe award.

On Monday Australian time, the 31-year-old won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV drama for her performance as house mother Bianca Rodriguez in ballroom drama Pose.

The series, which finished last year, centres around a group of queer African-American and Latino performers in New York City’s drag ball scene in the 1980s and 90s.

Though there was no Golden Globes telecast this year, Mj celebrated her win on Instagram, writing, “OMG OMGGG!!!! @goldenglobes Wow!

“You talking about sickening birthday present! Thank you!

“This 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.

“To my young LGBTQAI babies WE ARE HERE. The door is now open now reach the stars!”

She also praised the other “queens” nominated in her category: Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Aniston, Christine Baranski and Elisabeth Moss.

“I’m so happy to share space with you. Each and every last one of you women are phenomenal,” Mj Rodriguez wrote.

MJ Rodriguez gives acceptance speech after Pose win

This year’s controversial Golden Globes did not have a telecast or livestream.

But after her win, Rodriguez took to Instagram Live to deliver her acceptance speech moment.

“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.

“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.

“I am very thankful to the many beautiful people that came together with this show.”

“Mr Ryan Murphy – thank you for actually seeing me. Steven Canals – b*tch 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.”

Last year, Mj Rodriguez similarly made history by becoming the first trans actress nominated for an Emmy Award.

Pose ran for three seasons from 2018 until 2021. The show was not only critically acclaimed but notably had the largest cast of trans actors in regular roles in TV history.

The show is streaming in Australia on Binge.

Aussie Kodi Smit-McPhee wins Golden Globe for gay Netflix drama

This year’s Golden Globe Awards were chaotic and hugely controversial. On Monday (Australian time) winners were announced in private, with no red carpet and no telecast or even livestream.

Winners were announced on social media. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) usually votes on the annual awards.

But over the past year, the HFPA came under fire for unethical practices and a lack of racial diversity, sparking film industry boycotts.

Meanwhile, Australian actor Kodi Smit-McPhee won a Golden Globe for his role in Jane Campion’s gay drama The Power of the Dog, streaming on Netflix.

Nicole Kidman and Sarah Snook also won for Being the Ricardos and Succession, respectively.

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