More History! Billy Porter Is The First Openly Gay Black Man To Win An Emmy In Any Lead Acting Category
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More History! Billy Porter Is The First Openly Gay Black Man To Win An Emmy In Any Lead Acting Category

Billy Porter made history at the Emmys on Sunday night.

After becoming the first openly gay Black man to be nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, he is now the first openly gay Black man to win an Emmy in any lead acting category.

He now has 3/4 of an EGOT, with an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony.

Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society: the underground ball culture, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene that came to define New York in the 1980s. Season 2 flashes forward in time to 1990. On the heels of the ballroom community establishing itself in pop culture and going mainstream, the House of Evangelista is forced to reevaluate their goals.

The series stars Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Billy Porter, Charlayne Woodard, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Dyllón Burnside, and Angel Bismark Curiel.

Pose was co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, with Murphy directing the first two episodes. The series is executive produced by Murphy, Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, and Sherry Marsh. Canals is a co-executive producer, and Janet Mock, Our Lady J and Erica Kay also serve as producers.

 

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