Billy Porter Makes History With First Emmys Win

ET Canada | 9/23/2019 | Staff
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Billy Porter just made history!

The 50-year-old actor took home his first Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category for his role as Pray Tell on “Pose”. Porter’s win marks the first time that an openly gay black man has won in the lead actor category.

Stage - Sparkly - Michael - Kors - Couture

Taking the stage in his sparkly Michael Kors Couture outfit, Porter was overcome with emotion as he thanked his cast, show creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals and those who supported his career.

“The category is love, y’all! Love!” Porter, who shines as the ballroom emcee on the FX series, began. “I am so overwhelmed and I am so overjoyed to have lived long enough to see this day. James Baldwin said, ‘It took many years of vomiting up all the filth that I had been...
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