BILLY PORTER NOMINATED FOR EMMY

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Pose's Billy Porter is the first openly gay Black man to be nominated for an Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama. Porter told PEOPLE on Tuesday after receiving the news, “My breath is taken away. I’m so thrilled. It’s an amazing feeling.”

Porter portrays ball emcee Pray Tell on the hit drama which was also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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