FX Channel's groundbreaking LGBT+ series Pose was nominated for a total of 7 Emmy Awards. None of the transgender stars were nominated.

Male-to-female transgender cast members Mj Rodriguez, Indya Moore and Dominique Jackson did not receive nominations.

The series features five MTF transgenders - the most of any cable network series.

The nominations for the 2019 Emmys were announced Tuesday morning and Billy Porter nabbed a nomination for Pose, a drama that centers around New York's ballroom scene in the late 1980s and '90s that was decimated by the HIV virus.

Porter, who generally presents as a well-heeled male in real life, plays the flamboyant ballroom emcee and fashion designer Pray Tell in Pose.

HBO landed 137 Emmy nominations, while Netflix came in 2nd with 117 Emmy nominations, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Netflix's When They See Us scored 16 Emmy nominations for the Ava DuVernay-directed series.

The Netflix series chronicles the lives of five men at the center of the Central Park Five jogger rape case.

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  • Queen Bee

    Well deserved, he is the best actor on the show.

  • Renee26

    They just need to wait their turns ?

  • Nunya Business

    Were the other actors submitted for Emmy consideration? They may have been but I recently realized that these actors and musicians have to be submitted for consideration and there's a whole campaign that goes on behind the scenes that I didn't realize took place. The article doesn't mention if anyone else from the show was submitted or not so I was just wondering.

  • MrsSpice1

    Ever since AHS i luv him.?

  • Yup, I said it

    That show has some good acting. Kandi and Elektra are good too.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes, they were submitted.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    I just finished season 1 last night and I am impressed.

  • luVn_liFe…

    "None of the transgender stars were nominated."<- #EmmysSoWhite aint there yet

  • Ghetto Real Name

    He is the star of that show. Congrats Billy!!!!. Good luck for next year to the trans-ladies

  • datjerk

    Tbh, he's the stand out on the show.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs
  • KneeSee

    Wow. This gif is so appropriate. ?

  • MsPam

    Where’s Kcool saying #TeamBillyPorter# ?! ?????

  • MsPam

    What Kandi Burruss plays a transgender in the show?! ????

  • Chicagowise

    R Kelly: no bond!

  • KneeSee

    I've never watched this show. I need to check it out.

  • Seldomseen

    Well go head Billy

  • Li-Wright

    Why is this news? Porter is an acclaimed Broadway star....thats the end of that.

  • Li-Wright

    No you don't :)

  • Gloria

    Show is on my watch list. But hell, I still have to watch Queen Sugar, Insecure, Atlanta, and Breaking Bad.

  • Li-Wright

    Yep, I feel sorry for him. If the government can prove that he paid the girl's family $$million to not testify that's tampering with a witness. I'm curious to see what happens to Epstein. If the judge allows him bail bond, then there's definitely discrimination.

  • Vonn

    He looks like the first Sunt Viv from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The episode where she goes to the dance audition.

  • Prince Zuko

    Why do gay guys put on such ridiculous clothes ? Did he really think that outfit was lit? Dressed like the 7th power ranger nobody wanted.

  • taurus_32

    I didn’t think the show would be good but I love it. Season 2 is good and I had to shed a tear ?. If you haven’t watched season 2 I won’t spoil it for you. Oh and the actress that plays Candy will be on AHS.

  • Calikush

    For’real! ?

  • MJ

    And he happens to be the best character on the show.

  • MJ

    Not necessarily. Epstein can help put a lot of powerful people away. Can Kelly do the same?

  • T Willis

    The 7th power ranger ?

  • T Willis

    It’s a great show, you should definitely check it out

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I fawks with B his avant garde fashions are on point. He always looks tf good to me even in riddiculous get ups.

  • Yup, I said it

    I watch every episode. I love how they accurately portray the time period. They played Stephaine Mills, and SNAP. It takes me back.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Me too!

  • DroneRivers

    I doubt Epstein will get bail. They found a fake passport he had and he has mean$ and motive to skip town.

    People charged with what they're charged with should automatically be ineligible for bail.

  • DroneRivers

    Lmao the giggle this just gave me!

  • C Mack

    That’s good. Angelica Ross is a great actress. She made the most of last week’s episode

  • dontgetblocked

    Breaking Bad is one of the best series I've seen in my life. Incredible!

  • Evillene

    "Pose" is poorly written and only mildly entertaining. Billy Porter deserved his nomination for his lifetime body of work. Those trans actresses are...uhh...barely adequate and just lucky to have a job.

  • the guest

    Billy Porter deserved the nomination, he is excellent on the show.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Billy put his face out there and got on the Emmy list. I heard that Pose is a good show. I have to watch from the 1st Season

  • Vonn

    ?

  • NeverSurprised

    I've never watched Pose and don't intend to, BUT Billy Porter is INCREDIBLY TALENTED!!!. I saw him on Broadway in Kinky Boots ( for which he won a Tony,) and his talent is BOUNDLESS. He has been one of the most respected stage performers in New York for yeeeeeears, long before anyone even thought about a Pose, so I'm really happy for him to FINALLLY be getting the recognition he so richly deserves. He has earned it, many times over.

  • NeverSurprised

    Breaking Bad is PHENOMENAL. Absolutely one of the best written/acted/ directed series in the history of television, if not THE best.
    .

  • Beloved Jordan

    The emasculation of the black male in full effect

  • NeverSurprised

    I just posted something similar. It is unequivocally one of the best television series ever produced.

  • xenaD

    I can’t make it pass season 1 ep like 7(I think). This was like 5 or 6 years ago I’m going to try again

  • NeverSurprised

    Absolutely!

  • https://plus.google.com/112554936495871947070 Don’t touch my laptop!

    Damn you bish...I wanted to be offended cause I'm a gay too but that get-up he got on is a fucking mess. Lmaooo

  • Nathan Hastings

    The trans cast members are not good actors.

  • https://plus.google.com/112554936495871947070 Don’t touch my laptop!

    Really?!?! I feel Blanca is great. The other ones are lackluster.

  • more

    Its awful their acting is really bad

  • more

    Breaking bad is amazing!!

  • OUBoyWonder

    Hey! I think The Sopranos would like to have a talk with you! Lol!

  • Gloria

    Y’all got me geeked up. Lol I’ll start watching it this week! Just finished Game of Thrones so I’m in need of another award winning series to binge watch.

  • Renee26

    The ending sucked tho

  • Renee26

    Another terrible ending

  • OUBoyWonder

    Y'all got one more time to sleep on The Sopranos...The Wire...6 Feet Under, lol. They didn't call all those shows "the golden age of television" for nothing, lol. But yea, BB is DEFINITELY on that list.

  • the guest

    Not PC to say, but very true.

    Entertaining but not quality acting.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Billy was on law and order I liked him on that he played on America’s horror story he was good in that ????? That’s all I got cuz I haven’t seen pose and given the reviews I don’t think I will watch it

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Oh and one other thing Billy don’t count as trans? He sometimes wears feminine attire

  • Gloria

    Awwww man! Don't tell me that. lol. I can't find ONE solid show. I'm hoping Power doesn't disappoint with this last season :/ Its been solid so far

  • Renee26

    It's good right up til the ending. I'm hoping the same for Power

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    The Sopranos and The Wire hands down!

  • Nicole Myles

    Lmao ???????????????

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    I think he would have to identify as female to be Trans. He just likes feminine clothing

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Agreed. Especially Electra. She is horrible and campy.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Only Blanca.

  • brooks hill

    No.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Seem like gay black men are on tv all the time

  • Brooklyn23
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I must say I loved him in American Horror story last season chile ... Congrats Billy ... I hear my show Racked up with Nominations as well Game of thrones !!!! Congrats to all !!!

  • Renee

    Billy is the ”Kollector”!?????

  • Rahab

    Soundtrack too!

  • Ryan

    ?? For Ms. Ava Duvernay, informing current generations about what happened because it is in NO history books.

  • Marlika

    I love Pose!! I passed over the show when it first came out and found myself watching season 1 two weeks ago on Netflix. Now I’m all caught up on season 2. I call bullshat!! They really draw you into the show. I bet if it were an all white cast they would have received one. A lot of this corney stupid non acting white actors on those stupid white shows get emmys all the time that they don’t deserve!!???????????

  • Ryan

    Mannnn don't do the original Aunt Viv like that, lol. She was the Lawry's seasoning and the imposter one was reduced sodium Mrs. Dash.

  • Ryan

    Don't talk them up please - one time they left a zesty Prince gif on a comment I made (I don't remember what it was) and I was like ok sis.

  • Solstice
  • Solstice

    LMMFAO!!!! ?????

  • http://welfareinfo.org angrysolo

    do THEY know which category THEY want to be nominated in.. actOR or actrESS

    saw a mini doc on how the olympics are trying to disqualify NATURAL AFRICAN WOMEN from competing as WOMEN due to their NATURALLY elevated testosterone.

  • Tlowe89

    Angelica and Indy deserves Emmy noms. The rest of the ladies need a little more work. They guy that plays Angel most definitely deserves a nomination also. He acts his ass off

  • GuestSTAR

    Someone on here had said something about the show and I said I have to watch the first episode. I ended up watching the whole 1st season which I believe was 8 episodes. I loved the music. Watching season 2 now, I just wish they had stayed in the early 80's a little longer.

  • Tlowe89

    It’s actually a really good show. It’s not entirely about the ballroom culture. It’s mainly about a group of people that’s part of the LGTBQ community in the late 80s and 90s and how the AIDS epidemics impacted their lives, as well as them trying to fight for basic rights as human beings. It’s just a very informative series. I think if your anti LGTBQ or anti Black or anti Black LGTBQ, then the show will not be something your interested in. Perhaps that’s why their some negative reviews because there are many people that feels this is some “gay agenda” being shoved down their throats are that it’s a cast full of people of color

  • Tlowe89

    Indy and Angelica are the only ones that are decent. Theyve got a little ways to go, but I feel that as they get their feet more wet in the Hollywood acting they’ll get better. They woman that play Elektra has no hope

  • Tlowe89

    How

  • Tlowe89

    There aren’t many black trans actors out there, so this is what you get. I think some will get better as time goes on, but some I see no hope for. I like Pose. I think it’s written just fine, but when you have someone like Elektra talking and not reading or acting lines, lol it can feel poorly written

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Ok I may give it a go I have so many shows to start watching I can’t keep up idk how ppl keep up with all these shows coming out

  • dru and neil

    I love Electra and Blanca! I can’t believe people don’t like them! Electra is supposed to be campy and rude.

  • Marlika

    Yes!! I live for the ballrooms!!! I wish Candy had more time on the show. Candy used to give them hell.?????

  • Vonn

    Yesssssss

  • Vonn

    It's just the way that's he's posing that reminds me of her. Original Aunt Viv was amazing. They should have just let the character die instead of replacing her.

  • che’lint

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Ok, then she is KILLING it?. All jokes aside, she has THE best shade and clothes, though. You're right about Blanca, she and Billy are the heart ? of the show to me.

  • WHYJESUSWHY

    No they are not! They try too hard and should NOT be given a participation trophy just because! I don't know about the other actors but Billy is a broadway actor so he brings a lot to the role. I love Pray Tell.

  • hottlanta

    I was listening 2 the deposition about epstein n when they got to the part where she said her dad brought her 2 his mansion but he couldnt come inside. I was like really. Dad needs 2 go 2 jail.

  • hottlanta

    Cop got off for choking eric brown. Epstein gonna get off.

  • Dowoop

    Or are u watching tv looking for gay black men so that's all u see.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Dude look like a gay Oscar trophy! Bye!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Paris Is Burning was enough for me. Been had the DVD for 15 YRS and the VHS tapes SINCE 1992 given to me by one of the original ball participant! Keep the promotional AGENDA NEW SCRIPT for the twinks!

  • Carrington

    I remember when Bette Midler discovered him and he was a dude. I hate the androgynous look for him.

  • Nita Pie

    If anybody Mj Rodriguez should've been nominated, but I think they don't know where to classify them. If they are actresses or actors. Billy was and easy pic because he is still a man and fits in the since Actor. Im here for it though people are still ignorant to alot of things

  • Nita Pie

    They epidemic and the "acceptance" happened more in the 90's thats why they started so late, I feel.

  • Nita Pie

    You just dont get it, these men were outcast and written off to die due to them being gay, this is why its so many black down low brothers with HIV because they cant be themselves.

  • Mr. Poopybutthole

    Oooohhhh Candy was something tho wasn't she. Loved her character.

  • Lainy Damone

    Agree, but they better find a category because Euphoria and Hunter Safer the transgender is also pretty good so they are going to have to start nominating folks PSI LOVE MJ

  • Misslaydj

    POSE is the GREATEST show!!! My dad use to go to the Paradise Garage in NYC under DJ Larry Levan. (what a time to be alive man) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saRhW5gm-iQ

    The stories from that time are so intriguing!! I'm so amused by it. When they put the body in the closet it was based on a real story re: Dorien Corey from the famed movie Paris is Burning. GREAT GREAT Show. I even have my husband watching with me. SLAY all day POSE SLAYYYYYY

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-famous-drag-queen-a-mummy-in-the-closet-and-a-baffling-mystery

  • Misslaydj

    very valid point to not knowing where to classify them. Makes alot of sense. I didnt think about that

  • Guess Who

    .....................

  • Misslaydj

    That's a woman as well.

  • lovelygamour

    they aren't good actors. the one who talks very stilted is doing a great impression of a 90s drag grand dame but the acting is not there.

    they nominated the real actor out of the bunch. simple as that. he represents the show as a whole. the show seems to be more about education and visibility.I just don't think they had enough true trans-females that could actually act so they grabbed the best they could.

    its not really a stand alone tv show. now,- the assassination of gianni Versace- was well made with great acting to boot. same back office production staff. and POSE will fall apart at the end just like all of ryan murphys productions.

  • lovelygamour

    yet, they allow men who take a little estrogen.

  • lovelygamour

    plus, people think new York is too civilized to railroad people. this document help tear that away. new York is railroading everyone. when someone ,white or black ,say they just got out of jail from new York , I ask them is it gang related. if they say -no- then I assume its trumped up charges.

    her show has to win something.

  • lovelygamour

    no spoilers.
    game of thrones. I watched that show since the beginning. I don't mind the ending but hbo told them they could have more seasons to end it properly and they gave us that. I was so upset. of course the end makes sense but I gave them my youth and they gave my crazy. no way so many characters just walk away. the only one walking away that made sense plot wise was -the little one-.

  • lovelygamour

    the acting is elementary school. you have to get your mind set to dance hall 80s level acting.
    its not really about African American trans but latino trans.

    its a nice little show to watch but it gets tedious. like I wouldn't rush home to watch it.

  • Lady_Elle

    Me too... I did the same thing as you around the same time. :-) I am HOOKED!
    I agree with your other comments too!

  • Lady_Elle

    I am a Billy Porter fan! I love his character in the show!

    There may be difficulty trying to determine where to categorize the other actors/actresses.

  • Marlika

    Her favorite word was “ Bitch!”?

  • Marlika

    I gotta watch last nights episode. I can’t with that damn Electra with her evil ass!! You would think after sleeping back on that park bench the bitch would’ve humbled herself.??

  • Tlowe89

    Wait let me find him. I got the names confused

  • Tlowe89

    Ok it’s Papi. He’s the one that is really great at acting. His real name is actually Angel Curiel. I got the names of him and Indy mixed up because on the show she plays Angel and in real life the character Papi name is Angel

  • lovelygamour

    I am always surprised about how many people don't get electra. electra is the tryhard trying to be a park ave dame.

  • lovelygamour

    one of the girls said her dad didn't know but I think she just needed to think he didn't. I think the father figured out something wasn't right but decide to not say anything incase his daughter could profit.

  • lovelygamour

    I just wrote this somewhere else. hbo told d&d they can take a few more seasons to end the show right. d&d basically did a rush job so they can work on star wars. I watched GOT since the start. I understand the ending but it was rushed and had to much filler.

  • Renee26

    What's D&D?

    Yes the rushed endings mess up everything... Like they hit the fast forward button and throw in justifications that make no sense

  • jujumanji

    Well Trans or not most of them can't act so I'm not surprised by the snub

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Me no likey...Liked him in AHS...Now...Just...me no likey.

  • Myopinion
  • Myopinion

    He's just toooo over the top for me...I don't look at Pose either, so I can't say if he's worthy or not. However I hope When They See us rack up and Jharrel Jerome wins also.

  • hottlanta

    He knew. What real dad who truly loves his daughter would let her go in a strange building all by herself. He is supposed 2 protect his daughter. Sorry sob.

  • Kiera

    Well on Wikipedia MJ Rodriguez is referred to as an actress so I don't think it's that they don't know how to categorize.

    Otherwise, I did definitely enjoy the series. It was very informative.

  • YellowSauce

    This is why you should do things to fulfill yourself and not to get the validation of humans ...do what makes YOU complete without praise

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    This is just way too much smdh

  • the truth

    Jordan... must be homophobic

  • Latisaj

    I'm not sure how I feel about such a heart wrenching true story receiving an Emmy. The validation of a piece of metal over an sincere apology is confusing at best. Losing time over a crime you didn't commit vs. an Emmy! What a crule world..

  • selectivewords

    I love Pose!! Pray Tell is a trip