In an untelevised ceremony, the 79th annual Golden Globes Award show honored Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez with the distinction of “Best Actress” in a television drama this past Sunday. Rodriguez was born a male and now claims to be a woman. Rodriguez won the award for playing the character Blanca, a nurse on the LGBT dramatic series, “Pose.” NBC News reported that this was the first time a transgender actor has ever won a Golden Globe.
On Instagram, Rodriguez expressed appreciation for the award, hoping that the award will prove a “young Black Latina girl from Newark, New Jersey” could find success through “love.”
“Wow! You talking about sickening birthday present! Thank you! This is the door that is going to open the door for many more