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Here Are The Latinos Who Could Be Winning Big At This Year’s Emmy Awards

The nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards are out and a handful of Latinos brought their acting, writing and design chops to many of the shows that were nominated. Hollywood still has a long way to go in terms of true inclusion and diversity. Most awards are for white actors and actresses but we should celebrate the Latinos who have been able to break into the nominations this year. Here are some of the Latino entertainment names that have made us so proud this year.

1. Édgar Ramírez

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This has been a big year for Venezuelan actor Édgar Ramírez. He played Gianni Versace in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series. The show presented the dark and twisted man who killed Versace on his door steps of his Miami mansion.

2. Ricky Martin

Working alongside Ramirez on “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” Ricky Martin played Versace’s boyfriend at the time of his death. He really showed his acting expertise to the role of Antonio D’Amico. This was Martin’s return to the small screen as a character other than himself in TV guest appearances since 2012. Way to go, Ricky.

3. Carlos Rafael Ramirez

The composer of Cuban and Guatemalan descent composed the music for seven episodes of “Godless,” which received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Limited Series. His guitar playing can be heard on the soundtrack of feature films including “Crash” and “Dragonfly.” But, who do you cheer for when two shows with Latino talent are against each other?

4. Alexis Bledel

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” received a whopping 20 Emmy nominations overall this year for its second season. One of those nominations went to Alexis Bledel, who is Latina by way of her father being born in Argentina and her mother being raised in Mexico, for her role as Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Last year she took home the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Will she take home the Emmy statue again this year?

5. Karamo Brown

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Karamo Brown, part of the “Queer Eye” cast, has a lot to be proud of. The show nabbed four nominations, including Outstanding Structured Reality Program and Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program. Brown is of Jamaican and Cuban descent.

6. Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has graced audiences with his music and creation for “Hamilton,” and this year he also got an Emmy nod for his comedic skills. Miranda was nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

7. Fred Armisen

“Portlandia” received a nomination for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, and at its helm is Fred Armisen, who co-created and co-stars on the sketch comedy series. Although he now lives in Silver Lake, Armisen lived for many years as a resident of Portland, thus gaining inspiration for the series. The series and season both wrapped this year. Let’s see if it can grab an Emmy for its final run.

8. Melissa Villaseñor

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A native of Whittier, California, Villaseñor is credited as a featured player of “Saturday Night Live.” The long-running TV show was nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series along with 20 other nominations. Villaseñor acts and writes for the comedy sketch show.

9. Franklin ‘Frankie’ Rodriguez

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Fall 2021 U.S. Tours: Alejandro Sanz, Marc Anthony, Alejandro Fernandéz And More

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Fall 2021 U.S. Tours: Alejandro Sanz, Marc Anthony, Alejandro Fernandéz And More

Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz is going to tour the U.S. this fall. As more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, more Latin music stars are announcing tours for later this year. Mexican singer Alejandro Fernandéz and Nuyorican icon Marc Anthony recently announced their tours as well.

Sanz is returning to the U.S. for #LAGIRA 2021.

Sanz will be coming back around to the U.S. for #LAGIRA 2021. The show kicks off in Rosemont on Oct. 8 and runs through major cities like New York, Miami, Houston, and L.A. for the rest of the month. Tickets for the 12 shows will go on sale this Thursday, April 29 at 10 a.m. local time.

#LAGIRA is a continuation of Sanz’s 2019 tour of the same name in support of his #ELDISCO album. At the 2019 Latin Grammy Awards, he won Best Pop Song and Record of the Year for “Mi Persona Favorita” with Cuban-American pop star Camila Cabello.

Marc Anthony’s U.S. Tour will also go on sale this week.

Following his live-stream show fiasco, Anthony announced his fall and winter U.S. tour this week. The Marc Anthony Tour will kick off in San Antonio on Aug. 27 and wrap in L.A. on Dec. 18. Tickets for the 23-date tour will go on sale this Friday, April 30. There will be a pre-sale this Wednesday, April 28.

Alejandro Fernandéz will bring regional Mexican music to the U.S. this fall.

Earlier this month, Fernandéz, the son of ranchera music legend Vicente Fernández, announced his Hecho En México Tour 2021. The tour starts in Reno on Sept. 10 and ends in Phoenix on Oct. 24. Tickets for the 19 dates are on sale now. Alejandro’s son Alex Fernández, Jr. and Mexican star Christian Nodal will open for select dates. Alejandro recently celebrated the tour announcement with his remix of Natanael Cano’s “Amor Tumbado.”

Other tours to look forward to this fall include Colombian pop star Maluma’s Papi Juancho World Tour and Ricky Martin’s joint tour with Enrique Iglesias. Colombian crooner Sebastián Yatra will be opening for the two icons. There’s also Bad Bunny’s El Último Tour Del Mundo 2022 that’s already sold out.

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Singer-Songwriter Kany García Speaks Out Against Conversion Therapy in Puerto Rico

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Singer-Songwriter Kany García Speaks Out Against Conversion Therapy in Puerto Rico

As the Puerto Rican government is debating a bill on conversion therapy, Kany García is speaking out against the controversial practice. The Boricua singer-songwriter wrote an open letter to the senators in favor of Senate Bill 184, which would help end conversion therapy on the island.

Kany is one of Puerto Rico’s most-decorated artists.

García is one of the Puerto Rico’s top artists. She’s won six Latin Grammy out of a career 20 nominations. In March, she was also nominated for her third Grammy Award for her latest album Mesa Para Dos.

This year Kany celebrated five years since coming out.

On Valentine’s Day 2016, García revealed that she was in a relationship with her partner, Jocelyn Troche. The couple is still going strong with Troche appearing in last year’s “Lo Que En Ti Veo.” She and García share beautiful moments in the video. At November’s Latin Grammy Awards, there was a big wave of artists in the LGBTQ+ community in the major categories, including García, Ricky Martin, Pablo Alborán, and Jesse y Joy’s Joy Huerta.

She’s telling Puerto Rican senators to pass Senate Bill 184 in her letter.

Since coming out, García has remained at the forefront of queer issues in Puerto Rico. The passage of Senate Bill 184 seeks to prohibit conversion therapy. The controversial practice has long harmed LGBTQ+ communities. It’s thought of as a way to rid them of their queer gender or sexual identities.

“Puerto Rico deserves that every girl and boy, every young woman and young man can be who they want to be and love who they want to love,” García wrote in her letter. “This measure has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the protection of Puerto Rican children and youth.”

García speaks from her own experience. “I am an example of how to be faithful to who you are. I am a woman who deeply loves her partner and who is loved by her family and by our people. There is nothing to change. There is nothing to repair. There’s nothing to heal. We have to give the same opportunity that I have had, to be who I am, to all our children and youth.”

García further writes that the bill should be passed as-is without any amendments. According to Al Día news, Popular Democratic Party Senators Gretchen Hau, Elizabeth Rosa Velez, and Migdalia Gonzalez have filed several amendments to Senate Bill 184 as of Wednesday. Puerto Rico’s governor Pedro Pierluisi has indicated that he’s ready to override the senators if necessary.

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