Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Univision Nabs Five 2015 Daytime Emmy Nominations; Multiple Noms For Hulu's "East Los High", CNN en Español and ESPN Deportes

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) recently announced its 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Award nominations, which recognizes excellence in American daytime television programming. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Warner Bros. Studios in Los Angeles, California and be televised on the U.S. television network Pop. The masters of ceremonies will be Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson. (The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Gala will be held Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.)

Alex Lacamoire.
Linda Elena Tovar.
Among the Latinos nominated for a Daytime Emmy are Linda Elena Tovar, nominated for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her role as Rosalie Martínez in ABC's "General Hospital"; and Alex Lacamoire, who, with co-composer Bill Sherman and lyricist Belinda Ward, is nominated for Outstanding Original Song for "Raise Your Hand", from the PBS program "Sesame Street".

Univision received five Daytime Emmy nominations and CNN en Español racked up three noms. This is the second year that the Daytime Emmys have recognized Spanish-language daytime television. For Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish/Programa Matutino Sobresaliente en Español, the nominees are "Café CNN" (CNN en Español), "Despierta América" (Univision), and last year's inaugural winner, "Un Nuevo Día" (Telemundo). 

For Outstanding Entertainment Program in Spanish/Programa Sobresaliente de Entretenimiento en Español, CNN en Español's "Destinos" and "Dra. Azaret" will go up against "El Gordo y La Flaca" (Univision). "El Gordo y La Flaca" also executed a clean sweep of nominees for Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program/Talento Sobresaliente en un Programa Diurno en Español, with correspondents Carlos Calderón and Tanya Charry, and co-host Raúl de Molina receiving nods. [Clockwise from left: "El Gordo y La Flaca" co-host de Molina, and correspondents Calderón and Charry.]

Left to right: Danielle Vega
and Vannessa Vásquez of the
Hulu series "East Los High".
Hulu nabbed three Daytime Emmy nominations, all for the drama series "East Los High", created, produced, directed and written by Carlos Portugal. "East Los High" is the first and only Hulu series with an all-Latino cast. The show is nominated for Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series, and racked up two additional nominations for Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series for stars Vannessa Vásquez and Danielle Vega (who play Camila Barrios and Ceci Camayo, respectively).

ESPN Deportes also picked up three nominations, all for its broadcast of the "Central American Games". The sports network picked up nominations for Outstanding Directing Special Class, Outstanding Lighting Direction, and Outstanding Sound Mixing-Live Action, respectively. 

There are numerous Latinos working behind the scenes in many Daytime Emmy-nominated shows. To see a complete list of the 2015 Daytime Emmy Award nominees, click here.

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