In the 78-years-old history of the Emmys, only two people have ever
been nominated for the lead actress in a comedy. However, this year, Selena Gomez is the third one to get an award for her work in the mystery-comedy “Only Murders In The Building.”
Gomez’s role in the film has been alongside comedic legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, which aligns with those acted by the other two legendary women, Rita Moreno (nominated in 1983 for the “9 to 5”) and America Ferrara (won the award in 2007 for the “Ugly Betty” and got nominated again in 2008).
Selena, who is said to have played the role of Mabel Mora in the movie, has plenty of people to compete with since the comedy categories this season seem all packed. The actress still stays in the conversation alongside Jean Smart, Rachel Brosnahan, and Issa Rae.
The trio also serves as the executive producer for the series, Dan Fogelman, Jess Rosenthal, Jamie Babbit, and John Hoffman. Gomez would be the first Latina to get nominated for both categories in the same year.
Additionally, she would be the only second Latina ever nominated for the second time, after Salma Hayek for “Ugly Betty.” The actress, singer, and producer has been a prominent face in the pop culture, with more than 310 million followers on Instagram, which is reported to be the fifth-largest of the celebrity accounts (Behind the statements of the company, The soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo, TV personality Kylie Jenner and another soccer player Lionel Messi).
The movie is reported to have been created by Martin and Hoffman and had a fantastic show on the TV awards circuit. All three leads were nominated for the Critics Choice Awards.
The show also got nominated for WGA and PGA. The second season will premiere on the 28th of June, the next day after the Emmy nominations cease.
“Only Murders In The Building” currently streams on Hulu.