Netflix ‘Selena: The Series,’ ‘Mr. Iglesias’ Among Top Nominees at the 2021 Imagen Awards
Netflix's series, "Selena: The Series" and "Mr. Iglesias," were listed among the nominees of the 2021 Imagen Awards in different categories.
Deadline reported that the nominees for the 36th Imagen Awards were released on Monday, revealing "Selena: The Series" to be among the top nominees overall.
"Selena: The Series" will be competing with shows "Queen of the South," "Mayans M.C.," "Who Killed Sara," "This Is Us," and "Pose" for the Best Primetime Program - Drama category of the Awards, Variety reported.
Apart from the said category, the cast and production of "Selena: The Series" was also nominated in different categories. The Hollywood Reporter that the show's lead actress, Christian Serratos, was nominated for the Best Actress - Television for Drama.
Ricardo Chavira, who plays Abraham Quintanilla in the series, was nominated for the Best Actor for television category.
"Selena: The Series" also successfully bagged a nomination from other categories such as Best Music Supervision for Film or Television, Best Young Actor, and two nominations from Best Supporting Actress.
Netflix was also able to bag nominations in the field of comedy, as "Mr. Iglesias" landed a nomination for the Best Primetime Program - Comedy.
Acclaimed comedian and entrepreneur Gabriel Iglesias also bagged a nomination for the Best Actor- Television for Comedy. Oscar Nuñez, who also played a role in "Mr. Iglesias," nabbed a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Other Netflix Shows, Actors Nominated on the Imagen Awards 2021
Apart from the "Selena: The Series" and "Mr. Iglesias," other Netflix content was able to land nominations on this year's Imagen Awards.
In the film category, the streaming behemoth bagged two nominations for "Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado" and "I'm No Longer Here."
The two Netflix films would compete with other titles such as "La Llorona," "REEFA," and "Words on Bathroom Walls."
Netflix also received another nomination for television drama, as "Who Killed Sara" will compete with "Selena: The Series" for the category.
Manolo Cardona, who acted on the "Who Killed Sara" series, landed a nomination for Best Actor. Ginés Gárcia also landed a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the same Netflix series.
Meanwhile, Xolo Maridueña will compete with Cardona in the same category for his role in Netflix's "Cobra Kai."
Variety noted that the Imagen Awards, where several Latin Netflix titles were nominated, would be streamed on PBSSoCal.org and KCET.org on October 10, at 5 p.m. PT.
Founded by producer Norman Lear, the Imagen Awards was often referred to as the Latino Golden Globes by the Hollywood Community.
Previous attendees and honorees of the awards were Lin-Manuel Miranda, Salma Hayek, Guillermo Del Toro, Rita Moreno, and Jenni Rivera.
"The Imagen Foundation continues to be proud of being the only awards ceremony that honors Latino talent and contributions within the television, film, and streaming platforms," said Imagen Foundation President Helen Hernandez.
Hernandez further noted that the nominees of the awards show that there is a "wealth of talent" among the Latinx communities.
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Written by: Joshua Summers
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