Michaela Jaé Rodriguez hadn’t but made it to the dance flooring on the Golden Globes official afterparty (hosted by HFPA in partnership with Billboard) contained in the Beverly Hilton earlier than she was swarmed by well-wishers and revelers congratulating her on a giant evening.
Rodriguez was not a nominee on the Jan. 10 ceremony however did obtain a standing ovation — courtesy of Carol Burnett Award honoree Ryan Murphy, who shouted out his Pose star throughout his acceptance speech for her history-making (and nontelevised) win in 2022 as the primary trans performer to obtain a Golden Globe, for greatest actress in a TV drama.
“It meant greater than the world to me,” Rodriguez advised THR of the callout. “Particularly as a result of Ryan was the one who actually found me and catapulted my profession. I simply love that he didn’t let that second go by. I’ve been ready for it. I all the time say that he’s the Clive Davis to my Whitney Houston. He obtained me out of Newark like Clive obtained Whitney out of Newark, and I’m rocking with Ryan for the remainder of my life.”
This story first appeared within the Jan. 18 concern of The Hollywood Reporter journal. Click on right here to subscribe.