The Television Academy announced the nominations for the 70th Annual Emmy Awards on Thursday with the help of actors Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold. Leading the charge for Latinos is Alexis Bledel who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series her portrayal of Emily in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale.
It's no surprise that many Latinos were recognized for their work in FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Penelope Cruz, who rocked a long blonde wig for her role as fashion diva Donatella Versace on the Ryan Murphy hit, earned a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Her co-stars Edgar Ramirez and Ricky Martin received nominations for their portrayals of Gianni Versace and his lover Antonio D'Amico, respectively. The Venezuelan and Puerto Rican stars will battle it out in the same category come September, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
They'll also have competition from John Leguizamo in that category, for his portrayal of Jacob Vazquez in the Paramount Network's Waco.
National Geographic's Genius: Picasso received eight Emmy nods including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Antonio Banderas. Emmy Award Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is competing in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, where he played himself.
Fred Armisen's Portlandia is being recognized in the Outstanding Variety Sketch category.
Other Latinos in Hollywood earning recognition include One Day at a Time for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series, Gael Garcia Bernal's Mozart in the Jungle earned a nomination for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series, Coco for Outstanding Original Interactive Program, and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Godless for Carlos Rafael Rivera.
There was a lot of talent that deserved to be recognized by The Television Academy that sadly didn't make their lists.
After many years of being overlooked for her stand-out talent is Justina Machado, who was strongly supported this year for her performance in Netflix's One Day at a Time. It was a crime that she didn't earn a nod while on Six Feet Under, but for her to be forgotten yet again is truly a travesty.
Tanya Saracho's Vida didn't get any kind of recognition for their debut series that was lauded by critics and fans alike. And while awards may not mean everything, there were spectacular performances by newcomers Mishel Prada, Melissa Barrera, and Ser Anzoategui that were Emmy nomination-worthy.
The only hope left for both of these shows and they're young yet and they can't be ignored forever.
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