'Pose' fans celebrate Mj Rodriguez after Emmys snub: 'A winner in our eyes'

Mj Rodriguez ('Pose') lost to Olivia Colman ('The Crown') after becoming the first trans actor to earn an Emmy nomination for a leading performance.

9/21/2021 2:33:00 AM

“Pose” star Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez ended up losing to “The Crown” star Olivia Colman — but that 2021 Emmy Awards snub sure didn’t stop fans of the FX drama from touting Rodriguez’s groundbreaking achievements.

Mj Rodriguez ('Pose') lost to Olivia Colman ('The Crown') after becoming the first trans actor to earn an Emmy nomination for a leading performance.

“i love olivia coleman but damn,” one person. “mj rodriguez has been the heart and soul of Pose from the first minute. her performance this last season was incredible and, while awards aren’t everything, i wish she was leaving with that trophy tonight.”

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“MJ Rodriguez should’ve gotten Emmy recognition from the very beginning of POSE,”wroteanother. “The way she CARRIED that show. At the very least, glad she was finally nominated for Season 3. We will forever miss Mother Blanca.”Also snubbed Sunday for his emotional turn as ballroom emcee Pray Tell in “Pose” was Billy Porter, who became the first openly gay Black man to win the Emmy for lead actor in a drama series in 2019.

AdvertisementOur full coverage of Emmys 2021, from Michaela Coel’s win to ‘The Crown’s’ sweepYour one-stop shop for complete Emmy coverage from the Los Angeles Times, from the standout fashions and speeches to the biggest winners of the evening.He was nominated for that honor again in 2020, while his trans costars were shut out for the second year in a row. On Sunday, Porter lost to Josh O’Connor of “The Crown,” which claimed all seven drama series awards headtopics.com

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