Sheila E. Earns Primetime Emmy Nod for Her Work on CBS’ “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince” Special

Sheila E. is back in the Emmyrace…

This year’s Primetime Emmy Award nominations have been revealed, with the 62-year-old half-Mexican American percussionist, singer, author and actress, whose full name is Sheila Cecilia Escovedo, earning a nod.

Sheila E

Sheila E., known as the Queen of Percussion, is nominated in the Outstanding Music Direction category for serving as one of the music directors on CBS’ Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute To Prince special. In addition to directing the program to honor the late singer, who was her frequent collaborator, the “The Glamorous Life” singer also performed Prince’s song “Sign ‘O’ The Times” alongside Common.

It’s Sheila E.’s second Emmy nomination. 

She previously earned a nod in the Outstanding Music Direction category in 2010 for serving as the music director on PBS’ In Performance at The White House: Fiesta Latinawhere she also performed with her father Pete Escovedo.

Helena Bonham Carter is getting the royal treatment…

The 54-year-old part Spanish actress has been nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series category for her highly acclaimed role as Princess Margaret in Netflix’s The Crown.

It’s the fourth Primetime Emmy nomination of Bonham Carter’s career. Her last nod came in 2014 in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category for portraying Elizabeth Taylorin BBC Four’s television film Burton & Taylor.

Alexis Bledel is still living to Tale

The 38-year-old half-Argentinean American actress picked up a nod in the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series category for performance as Emily in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale

Bledel previously earned two Emmy nominations for her performance as Ofglen on The Handmaid’s Tale, winning the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Seriesprize in 2017.

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira have picked up their first career Emmy nominations.

The 51-year-old Puerto Rican superstar and the 43-year-old Colombian singer were recognized in the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) for their hit Super Bowl Halftime Show.

This is the sixth time that the Super Bowl halftime headliners have received Emmy nominations. Bruce Springsteen (2009), Beyonce (2013), Bruno Mars (2104)Katy Perry (2015) and Lady Gaga (2017) were also nominated. In addition, the halftime shows headlined by Prince (2007) and Coldplay (2016) were nominated, but in those years the performers weren’t recognized.

In all, J.Lo and Shak’s halftime show, Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show Starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, earned four nominations for Fox and the NFL Network.

Karamo Brown has his Eye on the prize…

The 39-year-old part-Cuban American television host and his Queer Eye mates earned their first-ever Emmy nomination, getting recognized in the Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program category for hosting the popular Netflix series.

Adrianita Avila has reason to dance…

The Latina choreographer has received her first-ever Emmy nomination. She’s up for Outstanding Choreography For Variety Or Reality Programming for her work alongside Colombian choreographer Jefferson Benjumea on the “Dos Jueyes” and “El Rey Del Timbal” routines for NBC’s World of Dance.

James Lee Hernandez and Brian Lazarte have earned their first-ever Emmy nominations… Three to be exact.

The talented Latinos are up for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program, and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Nonfiction Program for their work on the HBOdocumentary, McMillion$, a project that hails from HBO Documentary Films and Unrealistic Ideas in association with Fun Meter. 

Armando Salas is celebrating his first Emmy nomination…

The Cuban cinematographer earned a nod in the Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour) category for his work the “Boss Fight” episode of Netflix’s drama series Ozark.

Linda Mendoza is ready to celebrate…

The Latina film and television director picked up her first Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series for helming the Netflix special Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready.

The Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, September 20 and broadcast on ABC. It will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Click here to see the complete list of Emmy nominees.

Leave a Reply