Pose (FX Networks)
Centered on the ballroom scene of 1980s New York, FX’s Pose follows a rivalry between the established House of Abundance and the upstart House of Evangelista. Co-created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, Pose offers television its largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, including Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Hailie Sahar, and Angelica Ross, and also sees LGBTQ producers and writers working behind the camera. Telling the tale of trans and gay people of color, Pose is honest in showing their ostracization, relegation to society’s fringes, and the terror of the AIDS epidemic under which they live. Yet, as fabulously as its characters pose and slay, the show also shines and vibrates with life and glorious joy in its ball scenes presided over by Billy Porter’s Pray Tell. The ongoing competition, complete with its delicious melodrama, serves as backdrop for the foreground of LGBTQ community and family creation, family lives, and family loves, thereby doing as much important representational work and storytelling in its quieter moments as on the ballroom floor. For creating a show that is as soulful as it is delightful, we honor Pose with a Peabody Award.
Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals. Showrunners: Ryan Murphy. Executive Producers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh. Co-Executive Producers: Steven Canals, Silas Howard. Producers: Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Lou Eyrich, Erica Kay. Associate Producer: Kevin Muller. Co-Producers: Todd Nenninger, Tanase Popa. Directors: Ryan Murphy, Nelson Cragg, Gwyneth Horder-Payton, Silas Howard, Janet Mock, Tina Mabry. Writers: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J. Editors: Adam Penn, ACE, Danielle Wang, Shelly Westerman, Franzis Muller. Talent: Evan Peters, Kate Mara, James Van Der Beek, Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Billy Porter, Indya Moore, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Charlayne Woodard, Dyllón Burnside, Hailie Sahar, Angelica Ross, Angel Bismark Curiel. Cinematography: Nelson Cragg, ASC, Simon Dennis, BSC. Composer: Mac Quayle. Music Supervisors: Amanda Krieg Thomas and Alexis Martin Woodall.