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Hulu Original Latino Series 'East Los High' Receives Three Daytime Emmy Nominations

First Posted: Apr 03, 2015 04:43 PM EDT
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Like all teens, Latino teens also bring the drama and in the Hulu original Latino series, "East Los High," its creators and cast are being recognized and commended for their "new approaches" to drama.

On Wednesday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations, which included three Daytime Emmy nominations for the "wildly popular teen drama" "East Los High."

As if that news wasn't stellar enough, Latina actresses Vannessa Vasquez and Daniella Vega have also been nominated for "Best Actress for New Approaches to a Drama Series" for their portrayals of Camila Barrios and Ceci Camay.

Hulu is changing the game by having "East Los High" as its first and only series with an all-Latino cast. The show is based on the lives of teenagers growing up in East Los Angeles "from the American-Latino perspective."

The show also deals with teen-based topics such as love, sex, teen pregnancy, violence and revenge. At the same time, while these topics may be considered racy or heavy, they ultimately have a moral lesson to them. This, in turn, helps reach young teens, including many Latinas who watch the show. While Hulu doesn't release viewership numbers, "East Los High" is reportedly popular with women 18 to 35.

"East Los High" was created by Carlos Portugal (also Executive Producer) and Kathleen Bedoya as well as Executive Producer Katie Elmore Mota. The show has also partnered up with Voto Latino, Planned Parenthood and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, among others.

What can audiences expect from "East Los High" Season 3?

"This summer 'East Los High' returns for its third season hotter than ever. The Bomb Squad dance team steps up their game with some unexpected new team members and the addicted romance, sex and mystery story lines fills the halls of East Los High once again.

"Ceci and the Bomb Squad made it to the regional finals but what will she say 'I do' in season 3? And, Camila's father is back in her and Gina's life -- what road will this lead her down on? Make sure to tune-in this summer and find out!"

The 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air live exclusively on Pop from the Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank on Sunday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. EST / 5:00 p.m. PST.

Check out a clip from "East Los High," which returns this summer.

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