Selena Gomez Makes History As Second Latina To Be Nominated for an Emmy as a Producer

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While the most coveted awards are always the actors in front of the camera, we at BELatina know that the real work for fair representation is what goes on behind the scenes.

That is why we celebrate with joy the nomination of Selena Gomez as executive producer for the Emmy Awards.

Gomez was recognized for her work on the popular Hulu series “Only Murders in the Building,” in which she also stars alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short.

Although Selena Gomez was not nominated for her acting role, her inclusion in the category was historic. She is the second Latina to be nominated in the category in the 74-year history of the Emmy Awards.

She follows in the footsteps of Salma Hayek, who was nominated for Fox’s “Ugly Betty” in 2007.

In addition, only one Latina woman has ever won as a producer in any of the major series categories in history (Celia D. Costas for “Angels in America” in 2004), Variety reported.

Selena Gomez is a third-generation Mexican-American. Her father is Mexican, and her paternal grandparents were born in Monterrey. And while some might consider it is discouraging that the young woman did not secure a Best Actress nomination, her inclusion is critical to our community.

“Only Murders in the Building” is one of the most popular series of the moment. Gomez co-executive produces with Dan Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal, Jamie Babbit, and John Hoffman.

The 74th Primetime Emmys will air live on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and, for the first time, on Peacock.