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This year, it looks like history is about to be made at the 72nd Emmy Awards. Actor Pedro Pascal, best known for his roles in the hit shows Narcos and Game of Thrones, could potentially become the first Latinx actor to land multiple acting nominations.
The potential achievement comes in the wake of the ongoing push for diversity in Hollywood. Pascal, born in Santiago, Chile, immigrated to the United States when he was two years old. His career began in 2000, when he appeared in the film “The Great Raid” and since then he has gone on to appear in a number of films and television shows.
Pascal is nominated for two acting awards at the 72nd Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work on the Netflix show Narcos and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in the HBO show Game of Thrones. If Pascal wins both awards, he would become the first Latinx actor to achieve this feat.
The Emmy nominations for Pascal come at a time when there is a push for greater diversity in Hollywood. This year, the Television Academy has opened up Emmy categories to include more people from diverse backgrounds. This includes Latinx actors like Pascal, who are often underrepresented in Hollywood.
In the past, Latinx actors have been overlooked by the Emmy Awards. Last year, the Television Academy awarded two Latinx actors with acting awards, but they were both supporting roles. This year, Pascal has the chance to make history and become the first Latinx actor to land multiple acting nominations in a single year.
If he wins both awards, it will be a huge milestone for Latinx representation in Hollywood. It will also be a sign that the Television Academy is taking diversity seriously and recognizing the hard work of actors like Pascal who are pushing for greater representation.
It remains to be seen if Pascal will make history at the 72nd Emmy Awards. Regardless of the outcome, it is clear that Latinx actors are making history and pushing for greater diversity in Hollywood. This is a cause that Pascal is passionate about and it is evident in his work. It is only a matter of time before other Latinx actors follow in his footsteps.