Benicio del Toro is celebrating a special first…
Nominations for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards have been revealed, with the 52-year-old Puerto Rican Oscar-winning actor earning his first-ever nod.
del Toro is nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series or Movie category for his role as convicted murderer in Showtime’s seven-episode series Escape At Dannemora.
The show is based on a real-life 2015 prison break and explores the dynamics between convicts Richard Matt (del Toro) and David Sweat (Paul Dano) and prison worker Joyce “Tilly” Mitchell (Patricia Arquette), who ultimately helped them escape.
John Leguizamo, an Emmy winner in 1998 for his semi-autobiographical HBO one-man show Freak, has earned his second consecutive Emmy nod in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category.
The 54-year-old Colombian actor and stand0-up comedian, a nominee last year for his role in the limited television series Waco, is nominated for his role in the Netflixminiseries When They See Us.
Anthony Mendez has picked up his third nomination in the Outstanding Narrator category.
The bilingual Latino voice actor, who earned two Emmy nods his narrating the CW’s Jane the Virgin, is nominated in the Outstanding Narrator category for narrating USA’s documentary series Wonders of Mexico.
Emmy-winner Tessandra Chavez has earned a nod in the Outstanding Choreography For Variety or Reality Programming category for her work with the contemporary dance company she founded Unity LA, and their routines on NBC’s World of Dance. She’s up against fellow Latino choreographers and World of Dancechoreographers Melvin “Timtim” Rogador and Karen Forcano & Ricardo Vega.
Other Latino nominees include Hanna cinematographer Dana Gonzales in the Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour) category and RGB editor Carla Gutierrez in theOutstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program category.
The 2019 Emmy Awards will air on September 22 on Fox.
Here’s the list of some of the high-profile Latino nominees and their competition:
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Jared Harris as Valery Legasov, Chernobyl
Benicio del Toro as Richard Matt, Escape At Dannemora
Sam Rockwell as Bob Fosse, Fosse/Verdon
Mahershala Ali as Wayne Hays, True Detective
Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe, A Very English Scandal
Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise, When They See Us
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Stellan Skarsgård as Boris Shcherbina, Chernobyl
Paul Dano as David Sweat, Escape At Dannemora
Ben Whishaw as Norman, A Very English Scandal
Asante Blackk as Kevin Richardson, When They See Us
John Leguizamo as Raymond Santana, Sr., When They See Us
Michael K. Williams as Bobby McCray, When They See Us
Angela Bassett, Narrator, The Flood
Liev Schreiber, Narrator, The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti
Sir David Attenborough, Narrator, Our Planet
Juliet Stevenson, Narrator, Queens Of Mystery
Charles Dance, Narrator, Savage Kingdom
Anthony Mendez, Narrator, Wonders Of Mexico
Outstanding Choreography For Variety Or Reality Programming
Travis Wall, Choreographer, So You Think You Can Dance
Luther Brown, Choreographer, So You Think You Can Dance
Melvin “Timtim” Rogador, Choreographer, World Of Dance
Suresh Mukund, Choreographer, World Of Dance
Karen Forcano, Choreographer & Ricardo Vega, Choreographer, World Of Dance
Tessandra Chavez, Choreographer, World Of Dance
Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
Jonathan Freeman, ASC, Director of Photography, Game Of Thrones
Zoë White, Director of Photography, The Handmaid’s Tale
Colin Watkinson, Director of Photography, The Handmaid’s Tale
Dana Gonzales, ASC, Director of Photography
Gonzalo Amat, Director of Photography, The Man In The High Castle
M. David Mullen, ASC, Director of Photography, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Robert McLachlan, ASC, Director of Photography, Ray Donovan
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program
Tom Patterson, Editor, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
Bob Eisenhardt, ACE, Editor, Free Solo
Jules Cornell, Editor, Leaving Neverland
Carla Gutierrez, ACE, Editor, RBG
Michael Harte, Editor, Three Identical Strangers