Life Pose actor and Killing Eve actress take a win at Emmy’s By weekster Posted on September 23, 2019 2 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Billy Porter won the Emmy for best actor in a drama series on Sunday night in Los Angeles for his role as Pray Tell in Pose. The series is about the LGBTQ ballroom scene in New York in the 80s. “It took me years to spit out the dirt I learned about myself” Billy is the first African-American homosexual actor to win the important television prize. In his speech he stopped with a quote from author James Baldwin. “It took me years to spit out the dirt I learned about myself, and half believed, before I was able to walk around on this earth as if I had the right to be here.” The actor, who celebrated his 50th birthday the day before Emmy, beat Jason Bateman (Ozark), Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Milo Ventimiglia ( This Is Us). At the actresses, Jodie Comer took the Emmy for best acting in a drama series. She had Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), Laura Linney (Ozark), Mandy Moore (This Is Us), Robin Wright (House Of Cards) and her Killing Eve colleague Sandra Oh behind them. Comer apologized in her speech to her parents in Liverpool, whom she had not invited to come to Los Angeles because she thought she would not win. The awards for best supporting roles in the drama series went to Peter Dinklage on Sunday for his role in Game Of Thrones, and to Jennifer Garner from the Netflix Ozark series.