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Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Announces Inaugural LEJA Television Nominees – HBO and ‘Barry’ Lead Nominations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NEW YORK, September 19, 2019 – The Latino Entertainment Journalists Association announced its inaugural nominations for its Latino Entertainment Television Awards for 2019.

With the announcement of its new membership, along with being the second entertainment branch under the LEJA umbrella, the group chose a diverse representation of the television year.

Leading the way with nine LEJA TV nominations is HBO’s hit-show “Barry” with Netflix’s “When They See Us” in second place with eight. HBO led nominations of all the networks with 34 nominations including Best Television Network of the Year with Netflix nabbing 18 individual nominations.

Also popular with the Latinx television journalists was HBO’s “Chernobyl” and “Euphoria.”

The group also recognized individual citations for accomplishments within the Latino community.  Rapper Residente is to receive the Latino Activism Award for his integral role in working with the citizens of Puerto Rico to remove Governor Ricardo Rossello from office earlier this year.

Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Jimmy Smits will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the television community while newcomer Isabella Gómez, cast member of Netflix’s “One Day at a Time” will receive the Latino Breakout Award.

The winners will be announced on Sunday, September 22 beginning at 3:00 pm EST on LEJA’s social media channels, prior to the start of the Emmy Awards.

The full list of nominees for the Latino Entertainment Television Awards are:

Best Television Series of the Year

  • Barry” (HBO)
  • Chernobyl” (HBO)
  • Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
  • Euphoria” (HBO)
  • Fleabag” (Amazon Prime)
  • Legion” (FX)
  • Russian Doll” (Netflix)
  • This Is Us” (NBC)
  • What We Do In the Shadows” (FX)
  • When They See Us” (Netflix)

Best Episode of the Year

  • “ronny/lily” from “Barry” (HBO)
  • “The Truth Has a Ring to It” from “Barry” (HBO)
  • “What?!” from “Barry” (HBO)
  • “Open Wide O Earth” from “Chernobyl” (HBO)
  • “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy” from “Euphoria” (HBO)
  • “Episode 2.1” from “Fleabag” (Amazon Prime)
  • “Miranda” from “PEN15” (Hulu)
  • “Host: John Mulaney” from “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
  • “Part Four” from “When They See Us” (Netflix)
  • “Winner” from “Better Call Saul” (AMC)

Best Television Network of the Year

  • AMC
  • Comedy Central
  • FX
  • HBO
  • Hulu
  • NBC
  • Netflix
  • Showtime
  • Starz
  • TBS

Best Drama Series

  • Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • Euphoria” (HBO)
  • Game of Thrones” (HBO)
  • Legion” (FX)
  • This Is Us” (NBC)

Best Comedy Series

  • Barry” (HBO)
  • Broad City” (FX)
  • I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson” (Netflix)
  • Los Espookys” (HBO)
  • PEN15” (Hulu)

Best Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Chernobyl” (HBO)
  • Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
  • Fosse/Verdon” (FX)
  • I Am The Night” (TNT)
  • When They See Us” (Netflix)

Best Actor in a Television Series

  • Benicio del Toro, “Escape at Dannemora” (Showtime)
  • Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)
  • Ethan Herisse, “When They See Us” (Netflix)
  • Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us” (Netflix)
  • Dan Stevens, “Legion” (FX)

Best Actress in a Television Series

  • Alice Braga, “Queen of the South” (USA)
  • Ana Fabrega, “Los Espookys” (HBO)
  • Niecy Nash, “When They See Us” (Netflix)
  • Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin” (CW)
  • MJ Rodriguez, “Pose” (FX)

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series

  • Ben Barnes, “The Punisher” (Netflix)
  • Anthony Carrigan, “Barry” (HBO)
  • Giancarlo Esposito, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
  • Harvey Guillén, “What We Do In The Shadows” (FX)
  • Henry Winker, “Barry” (HBO)

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series

  • Gwendoline Christie, “Game of Thrones” (HBO)
  • Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
  • Natasia Demetriou, “What We Do In The Shadows” (AMC)
  • Alexa Demie, “Euphoria” (HBO)
  • Melissa Villaseñor, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Best Overall Writing in a Television Series

  • Barry” (HBO)
  • Chernobyl” (HBO)
  • Los Espookys” (HBO)
  • PEN15” (Hulu)
  • When They See Us” (Netflix)

Best Overall Direction in a Television Series

  • The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • Pose” (FX)
  • Vida” (Starz)
  • What We Do In The Shadows” (FX)
  • When They See Us” (Netflix)

Best Animated Television Series

  • Big Mouth” (Netflix)
  • Bojack Horseman” (Netflix)
  • Family Guy” (FOX)
  • South Park” (Comedy Central)
  • Young Justice” (DC Universe)

Best Documentary Series

  • I Love You, Now Dies: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter” (HBO)
  • Jawline” (Hulu)
  • Our Planet” (Netflix)
  • Surviving R. Kelly” (Lifetime)
  • Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men” (Showtime)

Best Reality Series

  • 90 Day Fiance” (TLC)
  • Are You the One?: Come One Come All” (MTV)
  • Queer Eye” (Netflix)
  • Ru Paul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
  • Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” (Netflix)

Best Variety Series

  • Desus & Mero” (Showtime)
  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (HBO)
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)
  • Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Best Television Host

  • Samantha Bee, “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” (TBS)
  • James Corden, “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS)
  • Desus Nice & The Kid Mero, “Desus & Mero” (Showtime)
  • Jordan Peele, “The Twilight Zone” (CBS All Access)
  • Amy Sedaris, “At Home with Amy Sedaris” (truTV)

Best News Show

  • All In with Chris Hayes” (MSNBC)
  • Cuomo Prime Time” (CNN)
  • Good Morning America” (ABC)
  • The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)
  • The Today Show” (NBC)

Latino Activism Award

  • Residente (René Juan Pérez Joglar) – for his integral role in working with the citizens of Puerto Rico in removing Governor Ricardo Rossello from office

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Jimmy Smits – for his long career in both television and film, the Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor of “L.A. Law” and “NYPD Blue” has become a staple and integral example for future Latinx performers, directors, and craftspeople to pursue and chase their dreams in the arts.

Latino Breakout Award

  • Isabella Gómez – with her role as Elena Álvarez in Netflix’s “One Day at a Time,” the Colombian born actress, has made a lasting impression on the television year, including voice roles in shows such as “Big Hero 6: The Series” and “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.”

About Latino Entertainment Journalists Association:

The Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (LEJA) is committed to developing and celebrating Latino voices among all areas and backgrounds of the entertainment industry.  Founded in 2018, LEJA provides a much-needed opportunity for writers from the United States to have their works amplified and heard in the areas of film, television, music, theatre, and the arts.  Accepting of all backgrounds and identities, LEJA embraces anyone who identifies as Latino, Latina, Latinx, Hispanic, Afro-Latino, Afro-Latina, Latin@, Spanish, or any inclusive and progressive description that champions and accelerates the voices of our culture from around the world.


  • “Barry” – 9
  • “When They See Us” – 8
  • “Chernobyl” – 4
  • “Euphoria” – 4
  • “Escape at Dannemora” – 3
  • “Legion” – 3
  • “Los Espookys” – 3
  • “PEN15” – 3
  • “Saturday Night Live” – 3
  • “Better Call Saul” – 2
  • “Big Little Lies” – 2
  • “Fleabag” – 2
  • “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” – 2
  • “Game of Thrones” – 2
  • “The Late Late Show with James Corden” – 2
  • “Pose” – 2
  • “This Is Us” – 2


  • HBO – 34
  • Netflix – 18
  • FX – 11
  • NBC – 10
  • Showtime – 7
  • Hulu – 6
  • AMC – 4
  • CBS – 3
  • TBS – 3
  • Amazon Prime – 2
  • Comedy Central – 2
  • Starz – 2


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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times,, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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