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Michaela Jae Rodriguez Celebrates After Historic Golden Globes Win: “The Door Is Now Open”

Although much of Hollywood reacted with a shrug to Sunday’s announcement of the Golden Globe Awards winners amid a year of criticism over inclusivity and ethics, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez was not one to downplay her appreciation. The Pose star became the first trans woman to score a Globe when she won for best actress in […]

Why Mj Rodriguez Now Goes by Full Name Michaela Jae Rodriguez

Not long after landing a best actress Emmy nomination for Pose, a history-making first for a transgender performer, series star Mj Rodriguez, 30, dropped the nickname in favor of going by her full name, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez. “People have called me Mj ever since I was a child because I got it from Spider-Man, but […]

Emmys Red Carpet Fashion: Most Memorable Looks from Anya Taylor-Joy to Billy Porter

After a 2020 awards show where the nominees appeared virtually, the Emmy Awards are back and in person this year. Live in downtown Los Angeles, the red carpet parade started at 3 p.m. PT with early arrivals including The Crown‘s Josh O’Connor wearing Loewe, Nailed It! host Nicole Byer in a purple Christian Siriano gown, […]

Emmy Nominees on How to Celebrate Safely Amid a Pandemic: “Miss Rona Is No Joke”

Yvette Nicole Brown was the first Emmy-nominated star to hit the red carpet Friday night outside Television Academy headquarters in North Hollywood, site of the Performers Nominee Celebration. The actress, recognized for a guest turn on HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show, arrived in a mask, removed it to pose for photos, and promptly put […]

“Evening Before” Party: MPTF Celebration Hosts Nominees Anya Taylor-Joy, Michaela Coel, Rege-Jean Page and Billy Porter

Anya-Taylor Joy hugged Regé-Jean Page, Cynthia Erivo caught up with good friend Michaela Coel alongside Lena Waithe and Jurnee Smollett, and Kathryn Hahn posed for photos with onetime Transparent colleagues Bradley Whitford and Amy Landecker. Those are just a few of the interactions snapped by photographers during a star-packed celebration Saturday night in Century City […]

‘Pose’ Star Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez Signs With UTA (Exclusive)

Pose‘s Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez has signed with UTA. The actress, who was with Gersh, recently made history as the first transgender actress to be nominated for an Emmy in any lead acting category for her role as house mother Blanca in the FX drama from Steven Canals and Ryan Murphy. UTA will rep Rodriguez […]

“There’s So Much History Baked Into the Show”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With ‘Pose’s’ Mj Rodriguez and Steven Canals

As it entered into its third and final season, the talents behind FX’s Pose, which earned a show-record eight Emmy nominations in July, were determined to go out with a bang. The time frame is 1994 in Rudy Giuliani’s New York City, the AIDS crisis is rampant and the voguing competition of the series’ underground […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ‘tick, tick…BOOM!’ Starring Andrew Garfield Set to Open AFI Fest

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s much anticipated directorial debut tick, tick…BOOM! is timed to detonate Nov. 10 as the Netflix film opens the 35th edition of AFI Fest with a screening at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre. The festival, scheduled for Nov. 10-14, is being billed as a hybrid one with both in-person screenings and events as well as […]

GLSEN’s Outgoing Executive Director Eliza Byard to Be Honored at Respect Awards

GLSEN’s outgoing executive director Eliza Byard will take a turn in the spotlight when she is honored at the organization’s Respect Awards, a virtual production set for Oct. 14. Launched in 2004, the Respect Awards have been held each year in L.A. and New York as a way to honor students, educators, leaders, stars and […]

Mj Rodriguez Makes Emmy History as First Transgender Lead Acting Nominee

Pose star Mj Rodriguez broke new ground in Tuesday’s Emmy nominations, becoming the first transgender performer to be nominated for a lead acting role in a primetime series. Rodriguez was nominated for playing Blanca Rodriguez in the final season of Pose, which wrapped on FX in early June. She is just the third transgender actor […]