‘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!
MJ RODRIGUEZ IS OFFICIALLY AN EMMY NOMINEE!!!! pic.twitter.com/0V40byobjH
— black boy bulletin (he/him) (@blkboybulletin) July 13, 2021
Gorgeous, stunning, flawless
Look at the face of that Emmy nominee!!
Mj Rodriguez’ reaction to her Emmy nomination💕 #PoseFX pic.twitter.com/KyxJxbVTef
— ✨CHUNKARELLA✨ (@posefxtea) July 13, 2021
We’re tearing up a bit
The excitement! The joy!
GOOD MORNING TO EMMY NOMINEES BOWEN YANG AND MJ RODRIGUEZ ONLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Fran Tirado (@fransquishco) July 13, 2021
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.
Mj Rodriguez reacts to her historic #Emmys nomination on Instagram Live:
“I’ve been wanting to express, and feel, and spread love all my life, and I’ve always wanted to spread it through my art, and I finally feel like I can do it; I finally feel like people are seeing it." pic.twitter.com/NBwLgtSiEX
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 13, 2021
Full blown sobbing
Seriously though, Mj Rodriguez’s reaction to her Emmy nomination is just making us all cry.
MJ Rodriguez finally getting nominated for pose…pic.twitter.com/O8yp4uN3sq
— tabitha (@filmmaddens) July 13, 2021
Should have happened sooner
Seriously though, she should have been nominated many times over for Best Lead Actress.
mj rodriguez becoming the first trans woman to be emmy-nominated in a lead acting category for a show with the most trans actors of color? she is the moment.
— Rio (@riomatt00) July 13, 2021
Manifest that win
We all wish her the best and hope she wins!
!!! MJ Rodriguez got an Emmy nom for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for POSE, making her the first trans actress to be nominated in this category, so today we dance in the streets.
— Alex Wyse (@alexwyse) July 13, 2021
It’s time to dance!
my girl mj rodriguez is about to be an emmy winner just u wait pic.twitter.com/lTrxobpedD
— sydney sweeney’s whore (@MIUCClAMUSE) July 13, 2021
Let her win
Seriously though, she better get that win.
Give Billy Porter & MJ Rodriguez everything just for lip syncing Diana Ross in the final season! pic.twitter.com/DhCRO3wk7F
— ✨ (@heyjaeee) July 13, 2021
Oh also, thank god MJ Rodriguez finally got recognized, I was gonna turn into the Joker if they snubbed her in the final season 😭
— If Beale Street Could Twerk (@camerouninema) July 13, 2021
Mj Rodriguez stopping people from going full supervillain
Villain origin story — averted.