Illustration for article titled FXs iPose/i Receives First Major Award Nomination

The history making, groundbreaking—10's across the board receiving—FX series POSE has received its first major award nomination from the IFP Gotham Awards for long form breakthrough series.


Co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, Pose is unlike anything television has ever seen. The period drama sheds a light on New York City’s ballroom scene in the 80s and brings the stories of the LGBTQ+ community to life. Highlighting every single aspect of the LGBTQ+ community, Pose tells the unfiltered story of a group of individuals carving out a space for themselves in society while trying to build a community for themselves.


The series casts a record-making number of transgender actors and totes the largest ever recurring cast of LGBTQ+ actors for a scripted series. Pose made history when it enlisted Janet Mock, a writer and producer on the series, as the first trans woman of color to direct a television episode.

Pose deserves every single nomination and award this world has to offer because it has given members of the LGBTQ+ community a place to see themselves in a realm that has often placed them on the back-burner. I wish my fifty-five shades of gay ass had Pose growing up, but I am grateful the next generation has something they can look up to and something that shows them that they matter. iLIVE!

Chief Beyoncé Content Officer @ TheRoot. I aspire to be as steadfast & unmovable as Solange's wig. Former President of Hogwart's Black Student Union.

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