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Special Project
From the 12th Annual Shorty Awards

Billy Porter

Finalist in Actor

About Billy Porter

Few rising stars have the kind of supernova year that Billy Porter enjoyed. Billy took home the primetime Emmy for his groundbreaking, breakout performance on Pose, becoming the first openly gay black man to win a prime time Emmy for acting. With 1M followers on Instagram and more than 150K on Twitter, it’s all love for Billy in 2019, showing his fans his authentic self and inspiring the masses. He also made a big splash at the Oscars with a stunning tuxedo-gown that slayed on the red carpet, speaking afterward to Vogue about the response, and blocking out the haters on social media.

Billy Porter's best work on social