Louis C.K. continues to be an Emmy darling…
The nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, with the 47-year-old Mexican American stand up comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and editor earning six nominations.
Louis C.K., who holds the record for most Emmy nominations in a single year (9), is nominated in the Lead Actor, Comedy category for the fifth straight year for his starring role on FX’s Louie. He’ll face off against Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson, Episodes’ Matt LeBlanc, House of Lies’ Don Cheadle, The Last Man On Earth’s Will Forte, Shameless’ William H. Macy and Transparent’s Jeffrey Tambor.
Louis C.K., the creator, star, writer, director and executive producer of Louie, is also nominated in the Writing for a Comedy Series and Directing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Comedy Series categories for his behind-the-scenes work on the series.
Additionally, Louis C.K. earned his third consecutive nomination in the Guest Actor, Comedy series for his guest hosting work on Saturday Night Live.
His final nomination comes in the Writing for a Variety Special for his comedy special Louis C.K.: Live At The Comedy Store.
But Louis C.K. isn’t the only Latino nominee this year…
Former gang member turned rising actor Richard Cabral earned his first-ever Emmy nomination.
The Latino actor earned his nod in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category for his work on work on American Crime.
Jane the Virgin’s velvety-voiced narrator Anthony Mendez also earned his first nomination.
The bilingual actor, who studied cemetery architecture in college and worked in radio production before pursuing a voice-over acting career, earned his nom in the Outstanding Narrator category. He’ll face off against Neil deGrasse Tyson, Miranda Richardson, Peter Coyote and Henry Strozier.
Andy Samberg is set to host the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast, which will air live Sept. 20 on Fox. The three-hour ceremony will originate from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.