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‘Pose’ Falls Short of Historic Emmy Nominations but Snags One for Billy Porter

‘Pose’ Falls Short of Historic Emmy Nominations but Snags One for Billy Porter

The category is: Representation.

The critically acclaimed “Pose” received six Emmy nominations Tuesday morning, with a nod for Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor Billy Porter. Even though the series premiered over a year ago, its first groundbreaking season was still eligible for awards contention, and its second season currently airing on FX has kept the flame alive.

Set in the ballroom culture scene of 1980s New York City and against the backdrop of the AIDS epidemic, Ryan Murphy’s FX series has been lauded for not only putting the the stories of nonconforming, marginalized people on screen but also assembling the largest transgender cast on scripted television. On the show, House of Evangelista mother Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) and her adoptive clan earn glory and recognition by strutting and posing in the underground balls. She also guides them to pursue their ambitions, including careers in dance and modeling, as in the case of the lovelorn Angel,

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