‘Pose’ fans aren’t happy about MJ Rodriguez’s Emmys snub

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Was left empty handed for the show ‘The Crown’

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to erect Had a disappointing night at this year’s Emmys, with a potentially historic win handed down to Netflix instead Crown.

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MJ Rodriguez and Billy Porter, who played Blanca Evangelista and Prayer Tale, respectively, on the FX show, were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. They, however, lost to both of crown Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor.

While Porter won the category for the show’s second season in 2019, the snub was perhaps the biggest upset for Rodriguez. It was her first nomination for Pose after three seasons, making history as the first transgender actor to receive a Best Actress award at the Primetime Emmys.


From left: Billy Porter, MJ Rodriguez in ‘Pose’ (season two, 2019), Credit: Michael Parmali / © FX / Courtesy Everett Collection

This made Rodriguez’s loss to Coleman especially devastating to fans. “Coleman is great in Crown But you kinda realized MJ Rodriguez was having that moment,” wrote one fan on Twitter. “MJ deserved to win so why not make history.”

Another wrote: “I’m so upset that the #PoseFX team is running for nothing tonight. MJ Rodriguez and Billy Porter deserved the win, and while Crown Well, I don’t know why it’s getting busty tonight.”

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to erect Rodriguez is celebrated for having the largest transgender cast for a screenplay series starring Indya Moore, Dominic Jackson, Hailey Sahr and Angelica Ross. The show follows ball culture in the gay and trans communities in New York in the ’80s, amid the AIDS crisis.

Created by Steven Canal, Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, the show ended with its third season, set in the mid-1990s.

ted lasso And Crown The big winners were at this year’s Emmys, with the latter picking up Outstanding Drama Series for the first time.

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