America's Michaela Jaé Rodriguez becomes first transgender actress to win Golden Globe

America's Michaela Jaé Rodriguez becomes first transgender actress to win Golden Globe

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31-year-old American Pose star, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez has become the first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe in history.

Recall that the Golden Globes Award which took place on Sunday, January 9th, at a private ceremony in Beverly Hills saw her being nominated in the category alongside Uzo Aduba (In Treatment), Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Christine Baranski (The Good Fight) and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Rodriguez was awarded Best Actress in a TV Drama for her portrayal of Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in the FX series Pose, which concluded with its third season last year.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, responsible for the awards, later announced that it made her the first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe in its history.

Responding on Instagram, the excited actress and singer said "OMG OMGGG!!!! Wow! You talking about sickening birthday present. Thank you."

"This is the door that is going to open the door for many more young, talented individuals. They will see that it is more than possible," the award-winner continued.

She added: "They will see that a young, Black, Latina girl from Newark, New Jersey, who had a dream, to change the minds [of] others would WITH LOVE. LOVE WINS."

"To my young LGBTQAI babies, WE ARE HERE. The door is now open. Now reach the stars," she further commented.

Praising the other nominees and describing them as "queens," she said: "I'm so happy to share space with you. Each and every last one of you women are phenomenal."

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