Let Latinos Lead: Selena Gomez, Pedro Pascal and More Could Make Emmy History

The nominations for the Emmys are still weeks away. But there’s growing excitement in the Latino community as multiple lead actors continue to look well-positioned to receive deserved recognition.

Two of the top contenders in the lead drama actor race — Pedro Pascal as the hardened survivor Joel from HBO’s apocalyptic video game adaptation “The Last of Us” and Diego Luna as the rebel hero Cassian in the “Star Wars” prequel series “Andor” from Disney+ — are Latino and star in buzzy sci-fi and fantasy series.

Pedro Pascal - Selena Gomez - Jenna Ortega - Selena Gomez

Only one Latino actor has been recognized in the lead drama actor category in the past: From 1995-1999, Jimmy Smits received five consecutive noms for his role as Det. Bobby Simone on ABC’s “NYPD Blue.” Coincidentally, Pascal appeared as a guest on a 2001 episode.

Jumping seamlessly between film and television, the Chilean actor has become a household name thanks to TV stints on “Game of Thrones” and “Narcos” and movies such as “Wonder Woman 1984” (2021) and “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” (2022). He only added to his fame when he took on the man under the helmet in another “Star Wars” spin-off series, “The Mandalorian. ” In February, he did a stellar job as host of “Saturday Night Live.” It’s impossible to ignore the obvious tagline for this Emmy FYC season: “Vote for Pedro.”

Latino Lead Actors And Actresses Could Make Emmy History — A Hot Set

Luna’s return to a beloved character in “Andor” has also been welcomed. The Mexican actor, who made his U.S. breakout performance in Alfonso Cuarón’s 2001 film “Y tu mamá también,” has been applauded for his internalized, central, moving performance. The show also received some of the best reviews for any “Star Wars” series, thanks to the guidance of director-producer Tony Gilroy.

In the actress categories, both Selena Gomez, who portrays the dry-witted Mabel in Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building,” and Jenna Ortega, who stars as the deadpan teenager on Netflix’s “Wednesday,” are front-runners.

Actress America Ferrera of “Ugly Betty” poses in the press room at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at the Shrine Auditorium on September 16, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage) WireImage

It could be the first time two Latinas have been recognized in the same acting category and only the third occurrence in any acting category. Only two Latina actresses have ever been nominated in the lead comedy actress category in Emmy history — Rita Moreno (“9 to 5” in 1983) and America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty” in 2007 and 2008). Ferrera is the only winner for her first season.

Gomez, a superstar on the mystery romp, was omitted from the category last year but is even better in the second season. And Ortega’s star has skyrocketed with viral moments and dance crazes from the “Addams Family” spinoff.

While her brutally honest interviews about editing “Wednesday” scripts could put some voters off, there’s no denying she’s the breakout of the year. Her appearance in box office smash “Scream 6” may also make her an easy selection for not-so media plugged-in voters.

The limited acting categories have fewer “slam-dunk” contenders than the comedy and drama races. While Zoe Saldaña delivers a decisive turn in Netflix’s “From Scratch,” she faces a bunch of big names from more notable series. The same goes for Amber Midthunder, the kick-ass indigenous actress from Hulu’s action-packed TV movie “Prey.” For lead actor (limited), all hopes rest on the shoulders of Andy Garcia in the HBO Max remake of “Father of the Bride,” which received decent reviews but has been muted on the circuit.

Related Posts

List of 100 best albums of all time: Number 1 is surprising, Taylor Swift cannot enter the top 10

List of the 100 best albums of all time announced by Apple Music: 100. “Body Talk” — Robyn 99. “Hotel California” — The Eagles 98. “ASTROWORLD” — Travis Scott 97. “Rage Against The Machine” — Rage Against The Machine 96. “Pure Heroine” — Lorde 95. …

Billie Eilish tiếp tục đá đểu Taylor Swift khi nói việc làm show dài 3 tiếng là một mớ hỗn độn, Beyoncé cũng bị kéo vào? - Ảnh 1.

Billie Eilish continues to “kick” Taylor Swift, is Beyoncé also involved?

Recently, Billie Eilish continued to make “slanderous” statements when she “dissed” both her seniors Taylor Swift and Beyoncé. Specifically, while livestreaming an exchange on the radio, Billie Eilish received a question about whether she planned to do a tour lasting 3…

Selena Gomez was criticized for a cup of coffee

Culture – Entertainment Female singer Selena Gomez received a lot of criticism from the online community after posting a “selfie” photo on her Instagram, in which the Starbucks logo appeared. Selena Gomez continues to be criticized, but this time because… a…

The times Selena Gomez was criticized for criticizing Justin Bieber

Culture – Entertainment Many years after breaking up, the relationship between Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber is still complicated and scandalous. Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber and his wife. Photo: Page Six According to Daily Mail, Selena Gomez caused controversy after a post related to her friend…

Emilia Perez – New opportunity for Selena Gomez.

Selena Gomez has long been the focus of the media, with stories revolving around relationships and health issues. However, the singer's appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, along with her role in the film directed by Jacques…

Trải qua 3 phần phim, Selena Gomez gây chú ý khi nhận được nhiều lời khen ngợi từ giới chuyên môn cho vai diễn của mình. Phần mới của Only murders in the building dự kiến sẽ được khởi chiếu vào cuối năm nay

Selena Gomez is about to return to the small screen

9X female singer and actress Selena Gomez dressed simply in a dark yellow knitted sweater with checkered pants, round metal earrings and combat boots. Last month, Selena and co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short were also seen …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *