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Watch out ‘Succession’ stars: Billy Porter (‘Pose’) is coming for that SAG Award

Watch out ‘Succession’ stars: Billy Porter (‘Pose’) is coming for that SAG Award

As Billy Porter accepted his Best Drama Actor Emmy for “Pose” two years ago, he quoted author James Baldwin in saying, “It took many years of vomiting up all the filth that I had been taught about myself and halfway believed before I could walk around this Earth like I had the right to be here.” Until that moment, he was one of many who knew the impact his potential win would have on the entertainment industry, and he passionately emphasized the greatness of the achievement when it became a reality. As the first openly gay Black actor to be awarded or even contend for an Emmy in a lead category, he brought down a barrier that had stood for far too long. Now that his show has ended, he is looking to make history in a similar way at the next Screen Actors Guild Awards.

For three seasons on “Pose,

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