Hollywood is in the midst of coming out of a 16-month long hiatus. The reemerging includes movies in theaters, red carpet premieres — and a long-awaited award show season. While there were attempts to continue the age-old tradition of “the award goes to” during the pandemic, it’s been a minute since we’ve seen a punctual and solidified award show season.
That goes without saying that while the production cadence has changed, the conversations stirring around these award shows remain the same, including the topic of diversity. As we look to this year’s Emmys nominations — which will be announced tomorrow, July 13 — it could be noted that some notable strides were being made last year across its categories. In fact, last year had a record-breaking number of Black nominees. With a total of 102 nominees across various categories, 34.3% of those were Black compared to the previous year’s 19.8%, according to Variety. Among the Black nominees were Latino talent like Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown — who is Jamaican-Cuban — actress Lupita Nyong’o, nominated for Outstanding Narrator, and Becoming‘s Nadia Hallgren for documentary directing and cinematography nominations. As for non-Black Latino representation, Alexis Bledel was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale.
With that being said, 2021 looks to be more promising for representation given all the diverse talent in television, including for Latinos, where many contenders are in the noms chatter for several categories. Let’s take a look at some of the Latinos who experts are suspecting will hear their names called on July 13, ahead.
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Pedro Pascal in The Mandalorian
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Michael Cimino, Love, Victor
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series: Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: MJ Rodriguez, Pose
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Christian Serratos, Selena: The Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Anthony Ramos, In Treatment
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Indya Moore, Pose
The 2021 Emmy nominations will be announced on Tuesday, July 13 at 11:30 a.m. EST. Real-life father daughter duo Ron Cephas Jone (This is Us) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (#FreeRayshawn) will be revealing the nominations. The 2021 Emmy’s will be awarded on Sunday, September 19 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.