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On Thursday morning (July 14), Lauren Graham and Anthony Anderson announced the 2016 Emmy nominations, highlighting TV's best. Everyone waited with baited breath to hear if the Emmy nominations would be an echo of #OscarsSoWhite.

Fortunately, the nominees were fairly diverse, with returning nominees such as Taraji P. Henson, Anthony Anderson and Viola Davis joined by newcomers Aziz Ansari and Rami Malek. But with such an incredible lineup of talent, it's unfortunate that Latino actors were snubbed HARD CORE. 

Of the 21 non-white actors to receive nominations in major acting categories this year, none were Latino. Oscar Nuñez received a nod for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for “The Crossroads Of History," and while awesome, it's not exactly a major category. Anthony Mendez also got some love with his second Best Narrator nomination for "Jane The Virgin," which we guess can be considered a sort-of acting nod. 

But come on! The near-complete absence of a Latino presence in these categories shows how Hollywood's lack of diversity continues to remain a problem. 

Guzman, who stars in CBS's "Code Black," was baffled by the lack of representation. 

Fans immediately called foul on the Emmy snubs.

Many were shocked that Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez and her hit show, "Jane The Virgin" weren't nominated. 

Oscar Isaac's lack of Emmy nod for the miniseries "Show Me a Hero" was also shocking.

Isaac won a Golden Globe for his heralded performance in the acclaimed miniseries, yet shockingly didn't get recognized by the Emmys.

"Narcos" and the show's star Wagner Moura didn't make the cut either.

Moura has previously been nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Pablo Escobar in the Netflix hit. However, Latino composer Rodrigo Amarante was nominated for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music.


Sofía Vergara has previously been nominated for four Emmys for her role as Gloria on "Modern Family."

And though "Modern Family" is up for the gold again, she hasn't been nominated in a solo category since 2013.

Some expected Jennifer Lopez to get some recognition for her dramatic acting chops on "Shades of Blue."

Not only were no individual actors from "Orange Is the New Black" recognized for their accomplishments, the cast as a whole was also overlooked.

Award show nominations are always a great reminder that Holywood is still not inclusive enough. We already know that there are talented actors out there, but until there get more opportunities in Hollywood, there will continue to be lack of recognition. And while we're so glad that shows like "Jane the Virgin" and "Shades of Blue" are on TV right now, there can definitely be more that feature Latino talent. Viola Davis put it best in her acceptance speech during last year's Emmys:

"You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there."