‘Pose’ Emmy submissions: Historic nominations for MJ Rodriguez, Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson and more?

The Primetime Emmys are one of the most gratifyingly transparent awards in the entertainment industry, publicly releasing their ballots with all the submitted candidates who television academy members will be deciding on. Voting for the 2019 nominations started on June 10, so now we know who’s up in the running. And one show in particular could make history several times over: FX’s “Pose.” Scroll down for its complete list of submissions.

This series about the New York City ballroom scene in the late 1980s could boast the first openly transgender actors ever nominated for performances in series regular roles. That includes Best Drama Actress contender MJ Rodriguez as well as Best Drama Supporting Actress hopefuls Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Angelica Ross and Hailie Sahar. They would follow in the footsteps of trailblazer Laverne Cox, who made history with two guest-acting nominations in recent years for “Orange is the New Black.”

Janet Mock could also make history for transgender women and women of color behind the scenes as she has been entered for Best Drama Writing and Best Drama Directing for her work on the episode “Love is the Message.” And Tony-winning queer icon Billy Porter could earn a Best Drama Actor bid for his role as ballroom emcee and mentor Pray Tell, following his nominations at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards earlier this year.

And watch out for the show in craft categories. Its unprecedented ensemble full of LGBT performers could make it a top contender for Best Drama Casting, while the glamor of the ballroom scenes could help the show stand out in costume, makeup, hairtstyling and production design races. How many bids do you think the series will receive? And how many of those bids will make Emmy history? Check out its list of submissions below.

Best Drama Series

Best Drama Actor
Billy Porter

Best Drama Actress
Mj Rodriguez

Best Drama Supporting Actor
Dyllon Burnside
Angel Bismark Curiel
Evan Peters
Ryan Jamaal Swain
James Van Der Beek

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Dominique Jackson
Kate Mara
Indya Moore
Angelica Ross
Hailie Sahar
Charlayne Woodard

Best Drama Guest Actor
Clark Jackson (“Pilot”)
Christopher Meloni (“The Fever”)
Johnny Sibilly (“Giving and Receiving”)

Best Drama Guest Actress
Sandra Bernhard (“Love is the Message”)

Best Directing (Drama)
“Love is the Message”
“Mother of the Year”
“Pink Slip”

Best Writing (Drama)
“Love is the Message”

Best Casting (Drama)

Best Cinematography (Single-Camera Series, One Hour)
“Mother of the Year”

Best Costumes (Period)

Best Hairstyling (Single-Camera Series)

Best Main Title Design

Best Main Title Theme Music

Best Makeup (Single-Camera Series, Non-Prosthetic)

Best Makeup (Prosthetic)
“Love is the Message”

Best Music Composition (Series)
“Mother’s Day”

Best Music Supervision

Best Picture Editing (Single-Camera Drama Series)
“Love is the Message”
“Mother of the Year”

Best Production Design (Narrative Period/Fantasy, One Hour or More)
“Love is the Message”

Best Short Form Nonfiction/Reality Series
“Pose: Identity, Family, Community (Inside Look)”

Best Sound Editing (One-Hour Series)

Best Sound Mixing (One-Hour Series)
“Love is the Message”

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