Drumroll, please: the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations have been announced and Latinos have made the list with nominations for both Sofia Vergara and Javier Bardem.
Vergara, 40, has been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series,” a category for which she’s up against heavyweights like Tina Fey (“30 Rock”), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”), Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation”) and Betty White (“Hot in Cleveland”). Vergara, who was nominated for the award both in 2010 and 2011, is renowned for her comedic chops and won the prestigious prize in 2012.
Bardem – who made headlines with his delicious creepy portrayal of Raoul Silva in “Skyfall” – earned his nomination in the “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role” category. The award-winning Spanish actor is nominated for the award alongside Alan Arkin (“Argo”), Robert De Niro (“Silver Linings Playbook”), Philip Seymour Hoffman (“The Master”) and Tommy Lee Jones (“Lincoln”).
And while films like “Les Miserables” and “Lincoln” were nominated for awards, “Argo” snagged a total of two nominations. It’s a critically reviewed film based on the story of Latino FBI agent Tony Mendez, whose character was played by Oscar-winner Ben Affleck.
The Screen Actors Guild Awards – which will air on January, 27 on TNT – officially kick off the beginning of a star-studded award season that include the Golden Globes and Academy Awards. With Golden Globes nominees announced Thursday, our fingers are crossed for a plethora of awards for our favorite Latino screen stars.
So tell us: which Latino actors will you be rooting for this award season?