Emmys

Emmy Screening Room: Jaime Camil's Jane the Virgin 'Death' Scene

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June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is only a day away. And that’s a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality television.

Team TVLine has already brought you our Dream Emmy Ballots in 10 key Emmy races — click here to see our picks! — but we wanted to make one last push on behalf of a few favorites whose work was so outstanding this year that the possibility of a snub makes us want to get in touch with our inner Sons of Anarchy and unleash some unsanctioned justice on the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

With that said, we present the ninth of our Emmy Screening Room submissions: Jane the Virgin‘s Jaime Camil, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. We defy you to watch from start to finish and tell us he shouldn’t hear his name called when nominees are announced on July 16.

The setup: When vain telenovela star Rogelio de la Vega (Camil) learns he’s being written off The Passions of Santos, he asks his (recently discovered) daughter, budding writer Jane (Gina Rodriguez), to pen him a memorable send-off. At the end of his touching performance, Jane calls Rogelio “Dad” for the first time — leaving him with a warm feeling in his heart that he can’t quite explain.

Press PLAY above for the full scene, then share your thoughts on whether Camil should/will make the Emmy ballot.

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8 Comments
  1. Yup says:

    He’s just fantastic. How he plays that cartoonish character WITHOUT making him a joke is beyond me, but he does it.

    And let’s give an award to the voiceover guy on Jane The Virgin, too!!

  2. Dude says:

    He is THE BEST! Jaime NEEDS an Emmy nomination. As does Gina and Jane the Virgin and throw in Yael Grobglas as well if you’re feeling charitable.

  3. zac says:

    Every actor on Jane deserves recognition. Hope that the show bein on CW won’t hurt the show’s Emmy chances

  4. Margo says:

    If he is not nominated, if Gina is not nominated, if the show is not nominated….and if the show doesn’t win or Gina doesn’t win…I really..won’t know what to say! This show is one of the best shows to hit the 2014-2015 season…hands down!

  5. Ally Oop says:

    That’s a dramatic scene. Jane the Virgin should be in the drama category.

  6. Bri says:

    You got the full range of Jaime’s ability there. “Thank you guy in cargo shorts.” Genius!

  7. To be honest, I don’t understand what all the fuss is about

  8. shaysharon@ndtzero.net says:

    Jane the Virgin was great that actor that played the pregent person jamila Webb
    Was great