Actress MJ Rodriguez was nominated for an Emmy on Tuesday for her role in the groundbreaking series Pose. With the. nomination, she makes history as the first transgender person to secure an Emmy nomination for best actress in a primetime series — and her mama's awfully proud. 

The actress recorded her response to being nominated for best lead actress in a drama. In it, her mother, Audrey Rodriguez, showed unyielding support for her daughter. 

"You deserve it baby, you deserve it!" Audrey can be heard saying over and over again off-camera