Here Are the Latinx Performers Nominated for the 2021 Emmys — Including MJ Rodriguez’s Historic Nod

Lead Photo: 'Pose' Season 1, Episode 2. Photo by JoJo Whilden. Courtesy of FX
'Pose' Season 1, Episode 2. Photo by JoJo Whilden. Courtesy of FX
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Nominations for the 73rd annual Emmys were announced Tuesday morning and included a handful of Latinx talent, including one historic nod. 

For Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, MJ Rodriguez — who recently rebranded herself as Michaela Jaé — earned a historic nomination for her role on the FX series Pose. This nod makes her the first transgender performer to earn an Emmy nomination in a lead acting category.

Lin-Manuel Miranda was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for playing the title role in the stage recording of his Broadway musical Hamilton.

Anya Taylor-Joy landed a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit. In the mini-series, Taylor-Joy plays Elizabeth Harmon, a chess prodigy suffering from addiction.

Also earning nominations this year were Alexis Bledel for Guest Actress in a Drama for The Handmaid’s Tale; Rosie Perez for Supporting Actress in a Comedy for The Flight Attendant; and Anthony Ramos for Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Hamilton.

While it could’ve been a breakout year for Latinos, there were plenty of names left out of this year’s nominations. Several Hollywood pundits projected Pedro Pascal to get a nomination for The Mandalorian. Some experts also had Michael Cimino from Love, Victor, and Rosario Dawson from The Mandalorian, on their shortlists for a nom. While Ramos did pick up a nomination for Hamilton, he was overlooked for his outstanding performance on HBO’s In Treatment.

For a complete list of nominees, visit or watch the announcement video below. The 73rd annual Emmy Awards will broadcast on September 19 at 8 pm EST on CBS.