Nominations for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning in the auditorium of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood, and two talented Latinos—Colombian actress Sofia Vergara and Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez were nominated for their work in the comedy series, Modern Family and the mini-series, Carlos respectively.
This is Sofia's second consecutive nomination for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC's hit comedy (the show is also nominated for Best Comedy Series).Meanwhile, this is the first Emmy nomination for Ramirez, who gave an extraordinary performance in the five and a half hour-long movie, Carlos.
While we were thrilled to hear Sofia and Carlos' names called, we have to admit we are a little bummed that more Latin stars didn't make the cut this year. Sara Ramirez stole the show in the Grey's Anatomy musical episode, and Sarah Shahi gave a terrific performance this year in the USA Network drama, Fairly Legal — and of course, we were hoping Kate Del Castillo would make history by becoming the first Spanish-language star to get an Emmy nomination for her work in the hit telenovela, La Reina Del Sur.
Congratulations to all of the nominees!