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Entertainment Billy Porter makes Emmys history and the category is 'love'

07:25  23 september  2019
07:25  23 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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That means an Emmy would make him only an O away from an EGOT, and the E seems within reach. Though Pose premiered last June, months before last year’s Emmys in September, the academy’s Or maybe it was a category error. Pose doesn’t make the most of Porter , but it probably shouldn’t.

Porter has made television history by becoming the first openly gay black man to be nominated for Lead Actor in a Drama. One of which is Pray Tell gets a little bit of a love interest so that ’s nice. Earlier this year Porter was nominated for a Golden Globe but lost to Bodyguard’s Richard Madden.

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NEW YORK — And the category, a jubilant Billy Porter said as he made Emmys history, "is love, y'all, love."

Porter, known for making fashion statements on red carpets, became the first openly gay man to win an Emmy for best actor in a drama series for his role of Pray Tell on FX's "Pose."

"I am so overwhelmed and so overjoyed that I have lived long enough to see this day," said Porter, rocking a towering asymmetrical cowboy hat and sparkling striped trousers.

He quoted James Baldwin, speaking on stage of the many years it took of "vomiting up filth that I had been taught about myself and halfway believed before I could walk around this Earth like I had a right to be here."

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Billy Porter Made Emmys History Tonight & We're He. The category is … love ! Nothing else can be the answer now that Billy Porter has won the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series at the 2019 Emmy Awards for playing Pose’s beloved patriarch, Pray Tell.

And in doing so, he made Emmy history . Porter is the first openly gay black man to win in this category . On Pose, he plays the gregarious emcee Pray Porter can put his Emmy on the shelf next to a seriously impressive array of awards he earned playing Lola in the Broadway production of Kinky

Porter added: "I have the right, you have the right, we all have the right."

As the crowd listened intently, Porter thanked his mother, Clorinda, saying "there's no stronger, more resilient woman who has graced this earth. I love you mommy."

He also thanked his show's co-creator, Ryan Murphy: "Ryan Murphy, you saw me! You believed in us."

The show, set in the 1980s and 1990s, illuminates New York's African American and Latino LGBTQ ballroom culture and the houses formed among the dancers and models as they compete for trophies. Porter, who already had Grammy and Tony awards, beat out nominees Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Bob Odenkirk, Kit Harington and Milo Ventimiglia.

"I gotta breathe" Porter said. "God bless you all. The category is love, ya'll, love."

He urged his fellow actors to work for change.

"We are the people. We as artists are the people who get to change the molecular structure of the hearts and minds of the people who live on this planet," Porter said. "Please don't ever stop doing that. Please don't ever stop telling the truth."

Leanne Italie, The Associated Press

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