Pedro Pascal will nominate for the Emmy for best actor in a drama series

The US Television Academy nominated this Wednesday the Chilean Pedro Pascal (“The Last of Us”) in the category of Best Actor in a Drama Series for the 75th edition of the Emmys, so far scheduled for September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Pascal will compete with Kieran Culkin (“Succession”), Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Brian Cox (“Succession”), Jeremy Strong (“Succession”) and Jeff Bridges (“The Old Man”).

Among the finalists for this section was not a Latino interpreter since Jimmy Smits was selected thanks to his role as Bobby Simone in “NYPD Blue” in 1999.

The Chilean’s possible nomination had gained strength in recent months after the enormous popular acclaim aroused by his role as Joel in the first season of the post-apocalyptic series “The Last of Us” (HBO), which made him a media phenomenon. in Hollywood.

A title based on the video game of the same name that the developer company Naughty Dog released in 2014 and that has been so successful that its second installment is already in production.

The Mexican Diego Luna (“Andor”) has been left out of the candidacies.

Luna had already managed to win nominations in the equivalent categories of the last Golden Globes and in the Critics Choice awards, although she won the award in none of them.

JENNA ORTEGA, FINALIST FOR BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jenna Ortega (“Wednesday”) managed to increase the number of Hispanic representatives for this Emmy delivery by being selected in the category of best actress in a comedy series.

The American interpreter with Mexican and Puerto Rican roots will compete for this recognition with Christina Applegate (“Dead To Me”), Natasha Lyonne (“Poker Face”), Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”) and Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “).

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Ortega achieved lightning growth in the industry in the last year thanks to his leading role in “Wednesday”which aroused the admiration of thousands of followers around the world.

A job that also led to the nomination in the sections of best actress in a comedy series in the last Golden Globes, as well as in the awards of the Hollywood Actors Guild (SAG Awards, in English).

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