Jenna Ortega makes Emmy history as youngest Latina nominee
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Jenna Ortega makes Emmy history as youngest Latina nominee

Wednesday star Jenna Ortega has made Emmy history as the youngest Latina to receive a nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress (Comedy) category. 

The 20-year-old actor earned the prestigious nod for her portrayal of Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s record-breaking series, Wednesday. Ortega’s inclusion in the list of nominees is a milestone moment for Latina representation in television.

The series Wednesday was a breakout moment for Ortega. With 12 nominations, including Ortega’s nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, Tim Burton’s first-ever Best Directing for a Comedy Series, and one for Best Comedy Series, the show has made its mark. 

Upon its debut in November last year, Wednesday quickly became the second most-watched English-language series in Netflix history, solidifying its popularity among audiences worldwide.

The show’s overwhelming success has paved the way for its second season, which is already in development. Fans eagerly anticipate the continuation of the dark coming-of-age horror-comedy centred around the youngest member of the Addams family. 

In addition to being the protagonist, Ortega will also take on the role of producer for the upcoming season.

With her Emmy nomination and the accolades bestowed upon the series, Jenna Ortega’s star continues to rise in the entertainment industry.