As part of the largest transgender cast to ever appear in a scripted TV series, Rodriguez has made history by winning a Golden Globe Award for her role as Blanca Evangelista in 'Pose'.

MJ Rodriguez has become the first trans woman to win a Golden Globe award, following last night's steady reveal of the year's film and TV winners. This year, instead of the usual star-studded event at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, the awards ceremony was non-existent, with the Awards Show deciding to host a "private event" that would not be televised.

This year's winners were revealed via social media, and following her monumental win, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez took to Instagram to share her joy. The actress also celebrated her birthday this past weekend, turning 31 on January 7.

She wrote: "OMG OMGGG!!!! @goldenglobes 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!!!!!

"To the nominees we are Queens. I’m so happy to share space with you! Each and every last one of you women are phenomenal."

Rodriguez faced stiff competition in her category, which included Jennifer Aniston for 'The Morning Show', Christine Baranski for 'The Good Fight', Elisabeth Moss for 'The Handmaid's Tale', and Uzo Aduba for 'In Treatment'.

Ryan Murphy's fourth and final season of 'Pose' was also nominated for Best Drama Series on the night, but lost out to 'Succession' season three. MJ Rodriguez's 'Pose' co-star Billy Porter was also nominated for a Best Actor Golden Globe, for his role as Pray Tell in the FX series. Once again, however, HBO's familial comedy/drama came out on top with Jeremy Strong winning for 'Succession'.

Check out the full list of winners from this year's Golden Globes below.