Pose star becomes first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez has become the first transgender actress in history to be awarded a Golden Globe.

The 31 year old was named Best Actress in a TV Drama for her performance as Blance Rodriguez-Evangelista in the FX series Pose, which ended last year following its third and final series.

While the Golden Globes was not broadcast on television this year, it did take place in the Beverly Hilton Hotel on 9 January 2022 for a private, scaled back ceremony.

Michaela had been nominated in the category alongside fellow stars Uzo Aduba, 40, Jennifer Aniston, 52, Christine Baranski, 69, and Elisabeth Moss, 39.

Following news of her win, the star, who celebrated her birthday just days before on 7 January, took to her Instagram feed to share a gorgeous snap of herself dressed in a sparkling green dress and wrote in the caption: "OMG OMGGG!!!! @goldenglobes 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.

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

She continued: "To my young LGBTQAI babies WE ARE HERE the door is now open now reach the stars!!!!! @goldenglobes".

Michaela then addressed Uzo, Jennifer, Christine and Elizabeth as she added: "To the nominees we are Queens. I’m so happy to share space with you! Each and every last one of you women are phenomenal."

The Golden Globes official Instagram account responded: "Congratulations so well deserved Michaela!" followed by a clapping hands emoji and a celebration hands emoji.

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Michaela is also understood to have appeared on a live stream following her win as well, which was shared by her 1.3million fans on social media.

During her live, she is understood to have given an acceptance speech, where she said: "Thank you Golden Globes. This is for the LGBTQAI Black, Latina, Asian, the many multi-beautiful colours of the rainbow around the freaking world. This is not just for me.

"This is the door that opens for ya'll, not me. There are going to be so many young, talented, thriving individuals that are going to be able to trail and storm in through the door."

"There was no acceptance speeches so I'm going to give it here. I am very thankful to the many beautiful people that came together with this show," she then declared.

She thanked the co-creators of the show Ryan Murphy and Steven Canals alongside executive producers Janet Mock and Our Lady J as she went on: "Mr Ryan Murphy – thank you for actually seeing me. Steven Canals -– b*tch you wrote the hell out of this show. Miss Janet Mock – you took it, you swooped it, bam!

"Our Lady J you came in like an angel in the night and graced us with your beautiful writing as well."

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