Mj Rodriguez better prepare for her best Emmys pose yet.
While the cast and crew are likely celebrating "Pose's" nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, many are taking extra notice of Rodriguez's spot in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.
As it turns out, Rodriguez made Emmys history by becoming the first transgender nominee for the Best Actress category.
The singer-actress, who plays Blanca Evangelista on the FX series, joins fellow nominees Uzo Aduba ("In Treatment"), Emma Corrin ("The Crown"), Olivia Colman ("The Crown"), Elisabeth Moss ("The Handmaid's Tale") and Jurnee Smollett ("Lovecraft Country") in the must-watch category.
In addition to Rodriguez, co-star Billy Porter also scored a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
"Mj Rodriguez's Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is a breakthrough for transgender women in Hollywood, and a long-overdue recognition for her groundbreaking performance over the past three seasons of POSE," GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. "Additionally, the show's nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, as well as Billy Porter's third nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, mark a historic show that undoubtedly raised the bar for trans representation on television and changed the way viewers around the world understand the trans community."
Rodriguez is the third openly transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy in the award show's history.
Rain Valdez received an Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series nomination for "Razor Tongue" in 2020. Laverne Cox received recognition for her role as Sophia Bursey in "Orange Is the New Black" back in 2014.
Emmy history was also made this morning as four Black actors were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in the same year.
And in the spirit of making history, "Ted Lasso" defied expectations with a whopping 20 nominations including nods for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Perhaps it's just another reason to watch CBS' live broadcast of the 2021 Emmys on Sept. 19