Jill Soloway Gives Heartfelt Speech About Transgender Equality After Emmy Win …

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Anjelica Huston Will Star In Transparent’s Second Season.

Eddie Redmayne is already an early award season favorite for his portrayal of Lili Elbe in “The Danish Girl.” On television, there are reality shows following the stories of Caitlyn Jenner, Jazz Jennings, and the ABC Family series “Becoming Us.” In a lot of ways, it seems as though pop culture is riding a wave of transgender visibility not unlike the early 2000s when “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy” and “Queer as Folk” really took the the reins from “Will and Grace” and, to some extent, normalized portrayals of gay people on television. Jeffrey Tambor became the first actor ever to win an Emmy for playing a trans character, and when accepting his statue for lead actor in a comedy, he recognized the importance of the moment. “I’d like to dedicate my performance and this award to the transgender community,” Tambor said at the end of his acceptance speech. “Thanks for your patience, thank you for your courage, thank you for your stories, thank you for your inspiration, thank you for letting us be part of the change.” Tambor’s win came immediately after Transparent creator and director Jill Soloway won the Emmy for outstanding director of a comedy—only the third woman to ever win the award in that category.Amazon’s Transparent has been having a good night at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, winning prizes for direction and its lead actor, Jeffrey Tambor, in the early going.

“We don’t have a trans tipping point yet — we have a trans civil rights problem,” Soloway said during her acceptance speech at the ceremony on Sunday.An alumna of Lane Tech and the Annoyance Theatre, Soloway was honored for the series depicting a family’s reaction when the patriarch (Jeffrey Tambor) realizes he should be a woman.The 64-year-old actress will star in three episodes of the hit show’s second season, creator Jill Soloway confirmed and she even hinted that Huston could be returning again for more, reported Variety. “Maybe she’ll be back for season three,” Soloway said at Variety and Women in Film’s pre-Emmy party on Friday, teasing Huston’s character as a “new friend” for Jeffrey Tambor’s Maura. Amazon’s Transparent was last year’s sleeper TV hit, coming seemingly out of nowhere to garner mountains of critical acclaim and, as of this month, approximately one million Emmy nominations. Jill Soloway’s moving, sharply witty drama—which follows Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender woman coming out to her adult children (played by Amy Landecker, Gaby Hoffmann, and Jay Duplass)—also struck a serious cultural nerve.

She also made a pitch for laws protecting the civil rights of transgender people, plugging the website of the National Center for Transgender Equality. So it’s unsurprising—but utterly delightful—that Anjelica Huston, who’s a badass L.G.B.T.Q. advocate in her own right, will have a significant role in Transparent’s upcoming second season. In his category, Tambor topped Louis C.K. (Louie), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) and William H.

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