STATEMENT: NHMC's Alex Nogales on the Announcement of this Year's Emmy Nominations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2018

CONTACT: Clarissa Corona 213.718.0732 communications@nhmc.org

STATEMENT: NHMC’s Alex Nogales on the Announcement of this Year’s Emmy Nominations

This morning, the 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced. Some of the Latino talent recognized for their work includes Alexis Bledel, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ricky Martin, and John Leguizamo. NHMC President & CEO, Alex Nogales, made the following statement following the announcement: “Congratulations to all the Latino nominees for their Emmy nominations. They make us proud, and we ask, since Latinos are so obviously talented, why aren’t more Latinos hired by the networks, cable, and streaming companies? We are 18% of the nation’s populations yet Latino actors have not risen beyond 6% on the television screens in the last seventeen years. We demand better representation.” For interviews, please contact Clarissa Corona, at communications@nhmc.org or at 213.718.0732.

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