Rodriguez received the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Television Series for her role as mother figure Blanca in the third and final season of the FX series. And with her victory, she became the first trans actress to win a Major Acting Golden Globe.
“This is the door that will open the door to a lot more young talent,” she wrote on Instagram. “They will see that it is more than possible. They will see that a young black Latina from Newark, New Jersey, dreamed of changing her mind with LOVE. LOVE WINS.”
“To my young LGBTQAI babies WE ARE HERE the door is now open now reach for the stars !!!!!” she continued.
This year’s Golden Globes have been a muted affair – NBC declined to air the awards after Los Angeles Times reports revealed a lack of diversity within the secret Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which holds the awards, and raised ethical questions related to financial benefits.
Rodriguez was not present at the awards show – no celebrities were. There were no spectators or red carpet events, although the ceremony always took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The studios also did not officially submit titles for review, when HFPA members selected the nominees.
Instead, the HFPA announced Rodriguez’s victory on Instagram and Twitter.
When it debuted in the summer of 2018, “Pose” had the largest cast of transgender series regulars of all scripted TV shows. Also starring Indya Moore as the hopeless romantic Angel, Dominique Jackson as the headstrong Elektra Abundance and Angelica Ross as the tragic Candy, it was nominated for “Outstanding Drama Series” for its premieres. and third seasons.
Rodriguez was also nominated for the 2021 Emmy Awards for her performance as Blanca, becoming the first trans actress to be nominated for a Major Acting Emmy.