Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, opening doors for the LGBTQ+ Latino community
The Golden Globes ceremony was on Sunday, Jan. 9, and the Pose star was one of the winners.
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This year's Golden Globe Awards may have been the least talked about in history. Without an in-person or TV audience, the awards ceremony took place on Sunday, Jan. 9 off the air, with no celebrity guests, and no red carpet.
After a year full of controversy, the pre-Oscars party was reduced to a series of Twitter posts, announcing the winners of each category. However, the circumstances did not overshadow the joy of the winners.
Actress Michaela Jaé Rodriguez deservedly celebrated through her social networks, as she won the award for Best Actrees in a Drama Series for her role as Blanca in Pose, becoming the first transgender woman to win a Golden Globe.
The Puerto Rican-born actress did not hesitate to express her excitement when she heard the news.
This is not the first door M.J. has opened for her community. Last year, the actress became the first trans woman to be nominated for an Emmy Award. This year, history came as the Golden Globes were criticized for a lack of diversity within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Although the HFPA board of directors set out last year to make changes to address criticism and complaints, their efforts were not enough for those who have historically collaborated with the award show. Its longtime broadcast partner, NBC, announced in May that it would not broadcast the Globes in 2022 because "a change of this magnitude takes time and work."