ATX Breakthrough Award: Angelica Ross
ATX is honored to present its very first “Breakthrough Award” to actor, writer, producer, and human rights advocate Angelica Ross ("Pose"). The inaugural award seeks to recognize a creative voice who has made a unique and substantial imprint on TV, and exemplifies not only the current moment in television, but the possibilities of its future. Ross will be joined by a special guest moderator for a one-on-one conversation about her multi-hyphenate career, her advocacy work, and her work in TV, which includes Emmy-nominated web series "Her Story," "Danger and Eggs," "Claws," "Transparent," and her breakthrough role on FX’s critically-acclaimed series "Pose" as "Candy Ferocity" from the House of Abundance. In 2019, Ross made history by becoming the first trans actress to secure two series regular roles with "Pose" and "American Horror Story: 1984." She can next be seen in "American Horror Story: Double Feature," premiering later this year on FX.