Friday, July 17, 2015

Louis C.K., Neil deGrasse Tyson, Anthony Méndez, Richard Cabral Among The Latinos To Receive 2015 Emmy Nominations

The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Award nominations, honoring the best in primetime television programming from June 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015 (as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences), were announced on Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Uzo Aduba and Cat Deeley and there were many Latinos who earned nominations. 

Louis C.K., shown at right, once again racked multiple nominations for his work on the FX series "Louie" and his FX comedy special "Louis C.K. Live at the Comedy Store". His nominations include Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Direction of a Comedy Series for "Louie", which is also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series; for "Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store", he picked up nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Variety Special. He also earned a nod for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for hosting an episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live".

Neil deGrasse Tyson, shown at left, picked up a pair of Emmy nominations, one for Outstanding Informative Series or Special for "StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson" (National Geographic), which he hosts and executive produces; and as Outstanding Narrator for the National Geographic special "Hubble's Cosmic Journey". Also nominated for Outstanding Narrator is Anthony Méndez, shown below left, for his work on The CW (and multiple award-winning) series "Jane The Virgin" (which was shockingly snubbed in many other categories, including a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, or acting nods for Golden Globe winner Gina Rodríguez, Andrea Navedo, Ivonne Coll, or Jaime Camil).

Richard Cabral, shown above right, picked up an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie for his work on the ABC limited series "American Crime".

Other series starring or co-starring Latinos received numerous nominations. Of the seven Emmy nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series, four ("Louie", "Modern Family", "Parks and Recreation" and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") feature Latinos in regular or recurring roles. Of the seven Emmy nominees for Outstanding Drama Series, four ("Better Call Saul", "Game of Thrones", "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black") feature Latinos in starring or co-starring roles. Of the five Emmy nominees for Outstanding Limited Series, only "American Crime" featured Latinos (Emmy nominee Cabral, Elvis Nolasco, Benito Martínez, Johnny Ortiz, Gleendilys Inoa) in regular or recurring roles.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Andy Samberg will be hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards, scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 20, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California (it will be broadcast in the U.S.A. on Fox). There are many other Latinos who recieved Emmy nominations for their work behind the scenes. To read the full list of 2015 Emmy nominees, click here.

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