History has been made – Oh Young Soo and Michaela Jaé “Mj” Rodriguez have become the first Korean actor and trans actress to be awarded individually at the Golden Globes!
The 79th Golden Globe Awards took place in Beverly Hills, California. Unlike the previous shows, the awards ceremony was not broadcasted live on TV, and the nominees were also not expected to attend the event physically.
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Oh Young Soo bagged home Best Supporting Actor in the Television category for his role as Oh Il Nam in the hit Netflix original series “Squid Game”. Other nominees were Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass in “The Morning Show”, Kieran Culkin (“Succession”), and Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”).
Through Netflix, the seasoned actor relayed, “After hearing the news of the award, I told myself, ‘I’m a decent guy,’ for the first time in my life. Now, it’s no longer ‘us within the world,’ but it’s ‘the world within us.’ While embracing the scent of our culture and while embracing the love for my family deep in my heart, I give thanks to everyone in the world. I hope you all live beautiful lives. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, Rodriguez was awarded a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her role as house mother and nurse Blanca on the FX show “Pose”. She was nominated alongside Uzo Aduba in “In Treatment” Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”), Christine Baranski, “The Good Fight” and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”).
To make it more interesting, the exciting news came just a few days after the New Jersey native celebrated her 31st birthday earlier on 7th January (Friday). Taking to her Instagram, Rodriguez commented, “”Wow! You talking about sickening birthday present! Thank you! This is the door that is going to open the door for many more young talented individuals.”
“They will see that it is more than possible. They will see that a young Black Latina girl from Newark New Jersey who had a dream, to change the minds others would with love. Love wins. To my young LGBTQAI babies, we are here. The door is now open, now reach the stars,” she added in her touching post.
For those who are interested, you can check out the full winners list here.