This year’s 74th annual Emmys are well underway. During the weekend (September 3-4), the Creative Arts Emmys gave recognition to the ceremony’s first winners – including a huge win for our Latine community.
We’re talking about the Euphoria actor, Colman Domingo, who won the award for this year’s Outstanding Guest Actor. This marks both his first nomination and win. Other actors nominated in this category were Adrien Brody for his role on Succession, James Cromwell for his role on Succession, Arian Moayed for his role on Succession, Tom Pelphrey for his role on Ozark, and Alexander Skarsgård for his role on Succession.
For those who aren’t familiar with Domingo’s guest role in the HBO and HBO Max as Ali, he’s Zendaya’s character, Rue, Narcotics Anonymous sponsor.
After his award’s announcement, Domingo talked to the press about Euphoria‘s next season, as well as about what this win meant for his Afro-Latinx family. He spoke about what it felt like to represent Afro-Latinos and the hard-working class.
Colman Domingo’s accomplishment is a win for the Latinx and Afro-Latinx community
He mentioned his dad’s side of the family. “They’re from Belize and Guatemala and all over Central America and I feel very proud,” he said. “I’m sure they’re screaming in the streets for me, they’re very proud of me being a part of this and representing not only Afro-Latinos but also representing humble people for West Philadelphia as well.”
The Afro-Latino continued, “You know, working-class parents and step-fathers and mothers, so I think I represent so many of them so it feels really, really good.” When the reporter said how special it is for us Latinos, he replied with “Gracias, gracias!”
As far as what to expect in Euphoria’s next season, Colman Domingo mentioned that the director Sam Levinson said “I’m going to go deeper with these characters. I’m going to really peel away the layers of them and just get to the human heart.”
Phew! More layers than last season? Although one of our favorite Latinas, Barbie Ferreira, isn’t returning, we are still excited to see how the other character’s stories unfold!