Benito Martinez plays Luis Salazar on “American Crime” Season 3, a man who’s trafficked across the border from Mexico into the United States as he searches for his missing son, Teo. After playing different characters in the first two seasons of the ABC anthology series, Martinez is earning major Emmy buzz this time around for his role as the soft-spoken, determined father in a foreign land. Our own readers are also showering the former “The Shield” star with praises. Below, see a sampling of comments and then be sure to join the discussion in our TV forum.
Atypical: “Benito Martinez was stunning and doing some of his best work.”
moviefan61794: “Benito Martinez is getting better with every episode.”
BamaEd: “Martinez on the phone with his wife was heartbreaking. Then that last scene WOW!”
pulp50: “This is probably the best work I’ve seen Benito Martinez do.”
Andrew Carden: “Regina King and Martinez are MVPs.”
“This character doesn’t say anything unless he needs to,” Martinez told our own Daniel Montgomery during our recent webcam chat. “He’s all eyes, all research, all searching. He’s very curious, and heartbroken because he doesn’t know where his son is.”
For its first two installments, “American Crime” earned 14 Emmy nominations and won twice, both for Regina King as Best Limited Series Supporting Actress. How will Season 3 fare for ABC at this year’s Emmy Awards?
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