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'Pose' star Mj Rodriguez makes Emmy history by being the first transgender actress to score a major acting nomination. Celebrate with Twitter!

‘Pose’: Mj Rodriguez becomes first trans woman with this Emmy nomination

The 2021 Emmy nominations are here! Usually, let’s be real, award show nominations are a time when everyone groans and moans. Mainly about the systemic racism, sexism, classicism, pick your “ism” within the Hollywood system. Even so, whenever we get a historic first nomination, it doesn’t feel like all the “isms” of the world have been solved, but it feels like a baby step has been taken forward.

Yesterday, Mj Rodriguez made Emmy history by becoming the first trans woman to score a Best Lead Actress in a Drama nomination at the Emmys. To which we say, it should have happened sooner and we hope that she wins it. Seriously, Rodriguez has the ability to leave us all a mess of tears as Blanca Rodriguez on the now ended show Pose. If anyone deserves the win, then it’s her.

Naturally, Twitter is full of emotions over the nomination. So let’s celebrate by seeing the best reactions toward this historic Emmy nom! 

 

Gorgeous, stunning, flawless

Look at the face of that Emmy nominee!! 

 

We’re tearing up a bit

The excitement! The joy! 

 

Good morning to the history makers!

Another historic Emmy nomination yesterday! Bowen Yang is the first Chinese American to score an Emmy nom and also the first SNL featured player to go up in a major acting category.

 

Full blown sobbing

Seriously though, Mj Rodriguez’s reaction to her Emmy nomination is just making us all cry.

 

Should have happened sooner

Seriously though, she should have been nominated many times over for Best Lead Actress.

 

Manifest that win

We all wish her the best and hope she wins!

 

Celebrate

It’s time to dance! 

 

Let her win

Seriously though, she better get that win.

 

Legends

Honestly? Iconique.

 

Mj Rodriguez stopping people from going full supervillain

Villain origin story — averted.

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