Sofia Vergara and comedian Louis C.K. are among those nominated for Emmy Awards. (Photos/Getty Images)

Sofia Vergara, Louis C.K. among this year’s Emmy nominees

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards have announced, with actress Sofia Vergara and professional funny guy Louis C.K. among those in the running for television’s highest honor.

“How I Met Your Mother” star Neil Patrick Harris and “Breaking Bad” actor Aaron Paul kicked off the nominee announcement ceremony Thursday morning, announcing a list of nominees that include popular dramas like “House Of Cards” and “Downton Abbey” (up for “Outstanding Drama Series”), “Girls” and “Veep” (competing for “Outstanding Comedy Series”) and individual recognition for favorite actors like Alec Baldwin (“Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”) and Kerry Washington (“Lead Actress in a Drama Series”).

But among the dozens of names competing for the coveted golden Emmy Awards statue is Latina A-lister Vergara, who has been nominated for “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the smash hit “Modern Family.”

Fellow nominees in the category include actresses Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”), Jane Lynch (“Glee”), “Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”), Merritt Wever “Nurse Jackie”), Mayim Bialik “The Big Bang Theory” and Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”).

The 41-year-old Colombian actress has been nominated for “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy” three times before for her role in “Modern Family” but has yet to win.

RELATED: Check out the full list of Emmy nominations here

“Modern Family” – which has been a hit since it first debuted on ABC in 2009 – is a nominee for “Outstanding Comedy Series” alongside “30 Rock,” “Girls,” “The Big Bang Theory,”“Veep” and “Louie.”

Mexican-American comedian Louis C.K. – a writer, producer and star of “Louie” on FX – is up for several awards. In addition to his self-titled show being nominated for “Outstanding Comedy Series,” Louis C.K. is also nominated for “Outstanding Writing for A Comedy Series” as well as “Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series.”

Louis C.K.  is no stranger to the black-tie awards ceremony, having taken home multiple Emmy awards in the past. In 2012, the 45-year-old earned two awards: one for “Outstanding Writing for a Comedy” and another for “Outstanding Writing For a Variety Special.”

And there’s another Latino in the running for an Emmy award, responsible for one of the hottest shows on television: Michael Cuesta, the executive producer of “Homeland.” Cuesta has directed and produced numerous television projects including “Dexter,” “Bluebloods” and “Six Feet Under” but the 48-year-old filmmaker is being recognized this year for “Homeland” which is up for “Outstanding Drama Series.”

The 65 Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

And in the aftermath of significant controversy surrounding Latino representation and recognition in media – the omission of Lupe Ontiveros in the  Oscars In Memoriam tribute and outrage following acknowledgement of Latino talent at the annual Kennedy Center Honors –  there’s little doubt that extra attention will be paid to whether any Latinos take home Emmy award trophies when the ceremony is aired.

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