Billy Porter Makes History With Emmys Win

Variety | 9/22/2019 | Danielle Turchiano
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Billy Porter won the 2019 lead drama actor Emmy for his role of ballroom MC and mentor Pray Tell on FX’s “Pose.” This historic win makes Porter the first openly gay, black man to win in this Emmy category.

This is the Tony Award winner’s first-ever Emmy accolade, and he took the stage celebrating his series shouting, “the category is love!”

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The “overwhelmed and overjoyed” Porter addressed the crowd quoting novelist and playwright James Baldwin, “‘It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on the earth as though I had a right to be here,'” Porter recited from his notes before turning to the audience. “I have the right, you have the right, we all have the...
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